Western Sword Fern

Polystichum munitum

Pronunciation: pol-ISS-tih-kum MEW-nih-tum
SKU #08491
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the most robust and reliable, this hardy native male fern offers superb texture with glossy, leathery, toothed, dark green foliage. Vigorous evergreen clumps are formed by many long fronds; up to four feet long in cool, shady sites. Keeps up appearances even in warm, arid climates, though plants will be more compact.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Forms dense foliage clumps 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate Moderate
CARE
Care Provide humus rich, fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain consistent soil moisture. Fertilize periodically during growing season. Cut back old, faded fronds when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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