polystichum acrostichoides (christmas fern) native

Size: 9cm pot
  • 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
  • non-flowering
  • zone 4 
  • height 45-60cm
  • spread 30-45cm
  • 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
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • evergreen
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)