Polystichum acrostichoides

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Christmas Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

A slow spreading, evergreen fern with glossy dark green, lance-shaped fronds.
The fronds are often used in Christmas cut greenery arrangements.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of varying conditions. Rich, moist, neutral soils are ideal. Mulch to conserve moisture and reduce weeds.

When to Divide

spring, only if needed

Good Companions

Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), False Spirea (Astilbe japonica), Masterwort (Astrantia major), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Sierra Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi), Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum), Lungwort (Pulmonaria ), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata), Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Evergreen
Crafts
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Very Adaptable
Moist
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