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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 41 reviews
  • 4
    Christmas ferns

    May 23, 2024 Reviewer: Martha Weber

    Rec’d them yesterday…planted them…bag included a few more than ordered?sizes varied…we’ll see how they do…expect will be fine…we have some growing naturally on the lot already.

  • 5
    Christmas Ferns

    May 22, 2024 Reviewer: Karen

    Plant roots arrived on time. They have been in the ground less than a week and one is already putting out fronds. I called the nursery once with a question and left a message. Promptly received a call back. I plan on doing business with Native Wildflower Nursery in the future !

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    May 04, 2024 Reviewer: Bonnie

    The bare root plants arrived in good time and condition. A week after planting they are putting out leaves and looking healthy.,

  • 4

    Apr 18, 2024 Reviewer: Anthony

    Received my fern stems. Appeared to be healthy. I did not soak them as it had recently rained and just planted them. Was unsure which direction was the stem so ended up planting sideways.

  • 5
    Great so far

    Apr 17, 2024 Reviewer: Christmas Ferns

    I received the roots . They were in great shape as described and the packaging was good. I’ve planted them. My only suggestion would be to include more information regarding the plants and care.

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