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Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Provides shaded areas with rich green color at Christmas and throughout the winter months. Christmas Fern, also known as Polystichum acrostichoides, is a very hardy evergreen fern with lance-shaped leaflets in dense clusters. Native to the United States, this is an excellent perennial for woodland gardens, shade gardens and native plant areas. Tolerant of dryish and moist soils, the Christmas Fern can also be planted along shaded foundations or planted in large groups on slopes for erosion control. Deer tend to avoid this low-maintenance plant.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Green foliage from April till first frost
  • Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship AsNO.1 Bare Root
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower

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Botanical Name: Polystichum acrostichoides

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SKU: #01658
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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Polystichum acrostichoides
  • Ship As:

    Bare Root
  • Size:

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Perennializing, Water Garden, Shade Garden, Deer Resistant
  • Flower Form:

    Not applicable
  • Foliage Type:

    Serrated foliage, typical fern-like leaves
  • Mature Spread:

    12 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    12 - 24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Soak roots before planting. Loosen soil well. Plant with eyes just below soil level and water well after planting.
  • Soil Moisture:

    Prefers moist conditions, but also grows well in average garden soil as long as it is not allowed to dry out during spring and summer
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Wet Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    Not needed
  • Winter Care:

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth:

    Plant with eyes (sprouts) just below soil level.
  • Watering Requirements:

    Prefers moist soil. Do not let soil dry out
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Provide enough organic matter.
  • Special Care:

    Not needed

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Shipping Information

K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A-4B May 1, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5A April 10, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5B March 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6A March 13, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6B February 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7A February 23, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7B February 20, 2023 May 29, 2023
    8A February 16, 2023 May 8, 2023
    8B February 13, 2023 May 8, 2023
    9A-10B February 6, 2023 May 8, 2023

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Large orders may be shipped in more than one package. Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time. When your order is actually shipped you will be sent an updated shipping estimate. You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number provided on your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
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