Christmas Fern is a rhizome subterranean, decumbent, woody, densely scaly-scruffy evergreen that may grow 2 to 3 feet high in a fountain-like manner. The leaves are known as fronds. The fronds have many leaflets and grow directly from the ground in a clump, so no bark is present. No flowers are produced. The fern produces black spores on the underside of the leaf. Its fiddleheads emerge silvery in the spring.
- Mature size is 1-3 feet tall / 1-2 feet wide
- Hardy in zones 3-9
- Part Shade, Full Shade
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.
Growing Zones: 3-9
|Mature Height:||1 to 3 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade, Full Shade
|Mature width:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Botanical Name:||Polystichum acrostichoides