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Polystichum acrostichoides
Polystichum acrostichoides
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate