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Polystichum acrostichoides

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More About Polystichum acrostichoides

  • Glossy, leathery, deep green leaves
  • Young fiddleheads are covered in fine, silver hairs
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Rhizomatous, but does not spread or naturalize
  • Slow-growing however, clumps will increase in size with age
  • Semi-evergreen

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Christmas Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Christmas fern is usually damaged from snow cover, so pruning it back in the spring is recommended. 


Polystichum acrostichoides Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge