Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern)

Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light: Part shade to shade
Soil: Amended, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Description: Native, evergreen, perennial fern featuring upright, leathery fronds. Green at Christmas time as the common name suggests. Overall form is fountain-like and clumping. Doesn’t spread but can be divided every few years. Silver fiddleheads crown this fern in spring. Plant in mass on a slope for erosion control or as a textural contrast with hostas and heucheras.


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