Christmas Fern

Description

Polystichum acrostichoides, the Christmas fern, is a very common eastern North American native especially appreciated because it is evergreen even in severe winters. An adaptable species it will grow in almost any shady situation, rich or poor soil, rubble or compost etc. but surprisingly does not thrive west of the Rockies. Christmas? It was once widely used as a Christmas decoration. Others say the term refers to the pinnae which supposedly looks like Santa’s boot…rather a stretch of the imagination. The plant height varies from 1 to 2 feet and the whole will gradually colonize even in poor soil. A top choice for gardens in Zones 3

Produced seasonally.

Additional information

Size

288, 40, 72

Botanical Name

Polystichum acrostichoides

Production Schedule

Seasonal

Start Sales Week

1

End Sales Week

25

Habit

SPREADING

Min Zone

3

Max Zone

9

Min Height

12

Max Height

24

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