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Polystichum acrostichoides /Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides  / Polystichum acrostichoides
Colony of the Christmas fern growing in shade where soils contain a lot of humus
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Colony of the Christmas fern growing in shade where soils contain a lot of humus

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Scientific Name: Polystichum acrostichoides
Common Name: Christmas Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: A hardy native fern that grows well over a large section of the USA, particulary the eastern part. Evergreen at Christmas its fronds are used in decorations at the holiday season. This fern does not spread by its rhizomatous growth, but the clump does increase in size.