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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'/Fox Tail Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers' / Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'
Foxtail-like foliage on a well established clump
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Foxtail-like foliage on a well established clump

Summer foliage

Foliage

Clusters of ferns in summer

Planting in a southern botanical garden

Close-up of foliage

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Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'
Common Name: Fox Tail Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Is grown in zone 8 where it is sometimes winter damaged. Makes an excellent container plant for shaded areas outdoors and areas receiving good light indoors. Birds eat the fruit. The bright chartreuse colored, fluffy, plumelike foliage is quite dominant when growing among darker foliage of other plants in shade.