Polystichum acrostichoides

Common name: Christmas Fern

Native plant

It's called Chistmas fern because it stays green right through the holiday season. It is a hardy, leathery fern that has glossy, green fronds year-round. They grow in clusters from a crownless rootstock and range from 1-2 ft. The silvery fiddleheads emerge in early spring. This fern is very easy to grow where conditions are right. It requires cool, moist, well-drained soil in shade. In the right spot, it can be a good, evergreen border or accent plant.

Also available in quarts.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5.50
Flats $70

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure



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General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
4 Feet
Growth rate
Fall color

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