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Christmas Fern

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We ship freshly dug bare-root plants, carefully packaged to arrive in excellent condition.

$6.49
Bloom Season
Not Available,
Color
Green,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Categories
Ferns
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 And Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
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Reviews (10)

  • 4
    Christmas Ferns

    Posted by Eileen Shinall on 2nd Jan 2020

    Earlier I had ordered over 40 Christmas ferns from you. Most came up from the bare roots. Even through 2 early snowfalls, they look great in my woodland garden. Glad I ordered them.

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Posted by Eileen S on 30th Dec 2019

    All the ferns, I ordered earlier this year are thriving and remaining green throughout our two early snowfalls. Look great in our woodland garden.

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Posted by Chip Mayes on 26th Aug 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Posted by Deann Holloway on 22nd Aug 2019

    excellent product

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on 21st Aug 2019

    an excellent addition to the driveway

  • 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.

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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 is a Clumping, Spreading Fern

Christmas Fern is very hardy from zones 3 to 9, and 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 For a Low Maintenance Addition of Color for  Every Landscape Design and Project

Christmas Fern 

The Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, is a member of the wood fern family. It got its name by still being green during the Christmas season, due to it being evergreen. This fern grows to be about two feet tall, and its fronds grow to around two feet in length. Christmas ferns are native to eastern North America, and they are very common there. They grow naturally from Florida to Nova Scotia, and Canada, but are found as far west as Minnesota. These ferns are mostly found in wooded areas, near mountains and around streams. Their green and glossy look makes them attractive both in gardens and in their natural habitat. Christmas ferns can be grown quickly and without much difficulty. They often used as borders or ground cover in gardens. Since they are evergreen, these ferns are seen a lot in winter gardens throughout the eastern United States. When growing Christmas ferns, it is essential to water them once a week in average weather conditions and more often in dry climates. These ferns are not picky when it comes to soil, an

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