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Fern Christmas Fern-Polystichum acrostichoides Zone 3-9
Fern Christmas Fern-Polystichum acrostichoides Zone 3-9


 
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Fern Christmas Fern-Polystichum acrostichoides Zone 3-9

We grow and sell in these sizes: Starter Plug, Quart, 1-Gal, and Full Gal at various times of the year.

  • Species Native to Missouri Common Name: Christmas fern
  • Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Zone: 3 to 9
  • Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade Water: Dry to medium
  • Maintenance: Low Leaf: Evergreen Other: Winter Interest
  • Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Heavy Shade, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.
  • Consider planting rhizome at an angle to help combat potential crown rot problems which can occur in poorly drained soils.
  • Although rhizomatous, this fern will not spread or naturalize, however clumps will increase in size over time.
  • Christmas fern is a Missouri native fern which occurs in both dry and moist wooded slopes, moist banks and ravines
  • Typically grows in a fountain-like clump to 2' tall and features leathery, lance-shaped, evergreen (green at Christmas time as the common name suggests) fronds.
  • Stocking shape of the pinnae also suggests Christmas.
  • Crosiers (young fiddleheads) in spring are silvery and scaled.
  • Sori appear on the undersides of the pinnae only at the ends (last 1/3) of the fronds.
  • Evergreen fronds provide good winter interest for the landscape.

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