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Polystichum acrostichoides


Christmas Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.050.050


Native to Eastern North America, this is one of the most familiar and widely grown garden ferns. Plants form a tidy, low to medium-sized clump of dark-green, leathery fronds, remaining evergreen in most regions. Adapts well to many garden situations, preferring a rich, moist soil. Tolerates summer heat and humidity. Easy and reliable.

Further details for
Polystichum acrostichoides

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Polystichum acrostichoides


Christmas Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.050.050


Native to Eastern North America, this is one of the most familiar and widely grown garden ferns. Plants form a tidy, low to medium-sized clump of dark-green, leathery fronds, remaining evergreen in most regions. Adapts well to many garden situations, preferring a rich, moist soil. Tolerates summer heat and humidity. Easy and reliable.

Further details for
Polystichum acrostichoides

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium