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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!

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5.0 Based on 14 reviews
  • 4
    Christmas Fern roots

    Nov 04, 2022 Reviewer: AJs Green Thumb LLC

    Root were pretty healthy with new growth

  • 3
    Arrived in good shape. Roots were not dry

    Oct 18, 2022 Reviewer: Patrick McCullen

    Planted and watered. We’ll see what happens next spring.

  • 5
    Christmas Ferns are thriving!

    Sep 26, 2022 Reviewer: Nora

    I got got two plants and it took me about a week to plant them, but fortunately, they are just thriving. I planted them in pots and they are mostly watered with rain water, with just occasional watering.

  • 5
    Christmas Ferns

    Jun 21, 2022 Reviewer: Virginia Gardener

    These bare roots did really well in my garden, sprouting quickly even though they spent a week on my kitchen table

  • 4
    Christmas fern

    May 25, 2022 Reviewer: Nancy Riesbeck

    I left an earlier review with a poor rating since only one of three ferns sprouted. I said I would amend the review if the other two ferns appeared. Well, they did! It took some heavy rainstorms and a couple of unseasonably warm days, but I now have three healthy Christmas ferns under my oak tree. I am very happy to amend my review. (Only 4 stars since it took several weeks for two of the three to appear).

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