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Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

Plant Type: Fern
Exposure: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade  Shade Tolerant  
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

Glossy, dark green foliage is evergreen. Fronds emerge upright, arching as they mature to cover ground. Drought tolerant once established. Tiny leaves resemble Christmas stockings.





Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Group or mass in woodland gardens. Excellent groundcover on slopes to control soil erosion..

Polystichum acrostichoides Plant Care:

Prefers slightly acidic, richly organic, well drained soil. Cut back in spring as new foliage emerges.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Christmas Fern Merit Awards and Special Collections

Christmas Fern Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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