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Christmas Fern

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$5.79
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

Reviews (7)

  • 5
    Just Wow

    Posted by Cody Adams on 22nd Oct 2018

    Just got my Christmas tree fern crowns in and they are huge! Super fast shipping as well! Can’t wait to watch them grow!

  • 5
    Great Plants at a great Price.

    Posted by Cody Adams on 18th Oct 2018

    Great growing plants and a great price

  • 4
    good value

    Posted by Lowes no more on 31st Mar 2017

    The value for these ferns are great. I priced them already established in containers at the market and they were way too expensive. Its alot cheaper to grow them yourself

  • 5
    Gave for gifts

    Posted by BOnnie on 30th Mar 2017

    I gave several for gifts and people rave over them, guess its time for me to order my own now..lol

  • 4
    Ready to go

    Posted by Zander McCullough on 30th Mar 2017

    I have my ground ready to go, waiting on my plants to arrive

  • 5
    Arrived as stated

    Posted by Shari Wells on 28th Mar 2017

    Arrived on time, packaged well and are growing just as stated. Loved the colorful instructions that came with it.

  • 4
    Haven't lost hope

    Posted by Alex on 5th May 2016

    This is a beautiful plant, but it went through some stress in shipping I believe. I have been doing my best to nurse it back to good health.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Christmas Fern - Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern


This fern is commonly known as a Christmas fern. The Latin name is Polystichum acrostichoid. It is very hardy from zones 3 to 9. The Christmas fern will grow from one to two feet high when it is mature. It grows in partial sun to full shade, and it spreads anywhere from 12 to 18 inches. It is a clumping fern that may form huge colonies or small groups of just a couple of individual plants.
The Christmas fern is a perennial, non-flowering plant that is native to Eastern North America. It is one of the most common ferns in the region. It often grows by streams, but it can also grow in rocky areas. The foliage is dark green and leathery. The leaflets are finely serrate, and their shape ranges from oblong to falcate. The young fronds, called fiddleheads or crosiers, are scaly and grey during spring. The Christmas fern has spore-bearing fertile fronds in the center, surrounded by the sterile fronds. While the fertile fronds will die in cold weather, the sterile fronds remain, giving the fern its evergreen quality. Fertile fronds have up to 40 leaflets.
The Christmas fern is low maintenance and does not require a lot of water, making it highly drought tolerant. It is evergreen. It is deer and rabbit resistant. It is not subject to disease or insect issues because of high levels of protective chemicals that naturally occur in the plant. The Christmas fern will grow in fertile, acidic or neutral soil. It is highly adaptable and propagates through spores or rhizomes. Its primary uses are an ornamental and ground cover. It helps to prevent soil erosion. The Christmas fern also attracts individual birds, such as the ruffed grouse. In the wild, it protects from predators and provides nesting grounds for many different species of birds.

Christmas Fern are very easy to grow as they take no maintenance to become very healthy in gardens and natural areas. Christmas Fern

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