Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern
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  • Item #: F10
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Average Wildlife Value:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Deer Resistant:
  • Drought tolerant:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Erosion Control:
  • Evergreen:
  • Four Season Interest:
  • Groundcover:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
  • Part - Full Shade (less than 4 hours):
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Salt Tolerant:
  • UPL- Almost never occur in wetlands:
  • Winter interest:
  * Marked fields are required.
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Price $6.00
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Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Leaf: Evergreen
Other: Winter Interest
T-olerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Heavy Shade, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade.

No serious insect or disease problems. Crown rot in poorly drained soils can be a problem, particularly in winter.

Garden Uses

Dryish or moist soils in woodland gardens, shade gardens or shady areas of borders, wild or native plant gardens. May also be planted in shady areas along walls or foundations. A good plant for massing on slopes (including dryish, rocky ones) to help combat soil erosion.