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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 23 reviews
  • 5
    Christmas ferns

    Apr 10, 2023 Reviewer: KATHRYN BAYLESS

    I ordered a group of ten planted the roots the day after they arrived. Roots looked healthy. Time will tell!

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Mar 21, 2023 Reviewer: Diane

    These arrived in good shape, minimal roots, extremely dry, and showing strong signs of being ready to grow. I am very hopeful for these and have started them in the basement under grow lights to control the temperature while they establish some roots.

  • 5
    Arrived in Good Shape

    Mar 06, 2023 Reviewer: Christina

    Ferns were well packaged and appeared healthy upon delivery. One of the ferns was a little small but we will see what happens this spring! Excited to see what how they do in my shady garden

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Mar 02, 2023 Reviewer: June H.

    Items arrived quickly and were very well packed for shipping...plants are very healthy and already growing....thank you!!

  • 4
    Christmas Fern roots

    Nov 04, 2022 Reviewer: AJs Green Thumb LLC

    Root were pretty healthy with new growth

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