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Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Pronunciation: pol-LIST-ik-um ak-ruh-stick-OH-id-eez
SKU #08371
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description A low-growing fern native to Eastern North America with dark green, leathery fronds that form a fountain-like foliage crown that broadens with age. Works well as an accent in shaded beds and borders. A clumping fern that can be planted en masse for use as a groundcover that maintains its vibrant color well into winter. Evergreen.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
CARE
Care Thrives in organically rich soils with excellent drainage; tolerate wet soils but not poorly drained, waterlogged soils or standing water. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established tolerates periodic dry spells. Remove old, faded fronds when new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Christmas Fern derives its name from its resilience to early season snows, in which it will hold its dark green color beyond Christmas, making it an ideal accent to holiday arrangements.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.