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Christmas Fern

This is a hardy evergreen native fern that's still green at Christmas time. Small, glossy, and beautiful. (Polystichum acrostichoides)
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Bag of 3 15FFERN3

Price: $16.95

Sale: $8.48

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 18-24" tall, 12-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern
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SKU 15FERNG
Common Name Christmas Fern
Botanical Name Polystichum acrostichoides
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Native evergreen fern
Native Yes
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native, Winter Interest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Christmas Fern is one of the native treasures of the American woodland. With glossy green fronds that are usually under two feet in length, it can be found decorating the forest floor over much of the continent. The long-lasting glossy fronds and the plants very orderly habit (slow to spread) make it perfect for rich garden accents.
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3.0

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1.0

Plant too small

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from Rocky Hill, CT

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Pros

    Cons

    • Died Immediately
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Shade

    Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

    Shipping container was so small. I planted it with the Lady Fern which grew fine but this Christmas Fern was a bad plant.

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    4.0

    Native choice for Chesapeake Watershed

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    from DC-MD suburbs (7a)

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    Pros

    • Chesapeake Native
    • Native For Chesapeake Wat

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

        Chose this & Lady Ferns because they're on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed" list. Planting in a wooded spot in the garden that backs up to a parking lot. Only saying 4 stars now since they've just started - will let you know how well they take in the long run....

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        5.0

        A winter hardy fern that has done well.

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        from Tyler, Texas

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Container Planted
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

          I purchased this fern for a container accent plant.
          I has grown to a larger size and is attractive.
          Neighbors have asked me if it is real! Still green during cold weather.

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          1.0

          Very disappointed again

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          from Southport, NC

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          Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

          Plant barely grew..it is spindly and ragged.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Healthy, growing plants

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          from Pasadena, MD

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          Pros

          • Easy to plant
          • Was delivered on time

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Good For Less Sunny Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

            I'm starting a fern collection in my shadier areas and these are a pleasing addition with their bright green shades.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Nothing merry about this fern

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            from Hanley Falls, MN

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            Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

            This fern did not come up this spring.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Perfect Addition

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            from Northern Virginia

            Comments about American Meadows Christmas Fern:

            Wanted to add some additional Christmas fern to my woods. Purchase them last fall. They are coming big and strong. Looking forward to enjoying them next winter when everything else dies back.

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            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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