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Christmas Fern

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Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides

The Christmas Fern is one of the most popular evergreen ferns. Evergreen ferns are green all Winter long and are the best for Fall and Winter gardens. This plant ships bare root and can be planted year round.

This plant derives its name from its ability to remain green through the holiday season. It belongs to the family of hardy ferns. Growing is simple as long as the environmental conditions are right is easy.

Christmas Fern does well in well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter.

It survives in both partial and full shade but will tolerate some sun. With the right conditions, it is a good evergreen plant. It forms dark green, fountain-like clumps leathery fronds that make an excellent choice for a ground cover, and is a very fast growing plant. It usually grows to about 2 feet. The plant also does well through periodic dry seasons. The plant is also not prone to diseases.

Taking care of the Christmas fern is and should be easy. They require minimal watering, though maintaining moist conditions is paramount. Mulching works wonders in maintaining moisture. Just like other hardy ferns, it does well in both indoor and outdoor environments. You can plant this fern in a basket inside your house. For outdoor purposes, it’s a good for preventing soil erosion due to its ground covering nature. It was popular for use in natural landscaping and method as an ornamental plant.

Hardy Zones 3-9 

Christmas Fern ships bare root (root/rhizome only) with no foliage at time of shipment.

Simply plant and watch it grow! Planting can be done year round and will arrive healthy with great instructions on how to plant. Guaranteed to grow!

Hanging baskets often have ferns that look very similar to the Christmas fern but are not evergreen like this one is!

  • USDA Zones 3-9
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Green
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Height: 18-24 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 30 reviews
  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Sep 18, 2023 Reviewer: Karen C HannaTowne

    The Christmas ferns arrived very quickly and the rhizomes were in good condition. I've planted them and await their debut in the spring.

  • 5
    Christmas Ferns

    Sep 18, 2023 Reviewer: Viv H

    Received product in a timely manner and as advertised. My three Christmas ferns are in the ground and I’m looking forward to seeing them leaf out in the spring. I would suggest that buyers mark them so you don’t lose them because they are dormant and look the same color as the ground.

  • 5
    Ferns are Growing!

    Sep 15, 2023 Reviewer: Matt Morrow

    We purchased 25 Christmas Ferns. They arrived as bare root balls with no sign of life. We potted them quickly and have kept them in a shady area with good amounts of water. We live in Charlotte, NC so the heat was a concern with the order arriving in July. They have sprouted and look really promising. Customer service has been great, too!

  • 4
    Christmas Fern

    Jul 19, 2023 Reviewer: Karen

    So far, so good. Received in good order. Planted yesterday.

  • 5
    30 Christmas Ferns arrived in a timely fashion, well packaged and appeared in very good condition. Site was easy to maneuver. They were shipped as I requested around my available dates in town.

    Jun 29, 2023 Reviewer: Linda Wayne

    Thanks, I will order again from you when I want something.

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