Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern

A cherished Missouri native fern, Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, is home in both moist or dry woodlands. Bright green arching fronds create fountain shaped mounds. Named for its evergreen fronds that persist all winter. It can be easily grown in average to poor soil, but will perform best in organically rich soil. Christmas fern tolerats the tough conditions of heavy shade and dry, rocky soil. Deer and rabbit proof.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Polystichum acrostichoides

Common Name

Christmas Fern

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12-24″

Width

12-24″

Uses

Beds, Cut Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Heavy Shade, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Dry, Moist, Poor, Rich, Rocky

Water Needs

Consistent, Low

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Fern