Selaginella braunii /Arborvitae Fern

Selaginella braunii  / Selaginella braunii
The arborvitae fern makes a handsome ground cover of flat fronds
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Scientific Name: Selaginella braunii
Common Name: Arborvitae Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The arborvitae fern grows well in partial sun where the soil has a generous amount of humus. The fronds with scale-like foliage turns several stages of green during the year. In early spring it is a tender light green and during cold winters the foliage can be bronze colored. This perennial can make a handsome ground cover, and also grows well in containers. Clip back old brown foliage in late winter.