Christmas Fern 2 For $11.99

Christmas Fern 2 For $11.99

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Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides


Christmas Fern: The Christmas fern gets its name from its evergreen state, which remains unapologetically green even after most other perennial plants go into winter dormancy. 


Members of the Polystichum genus are some of the hardiest ferns, with remarkable tolerance to cold or other unfavorable conditions. Better yet, they require little help from you to thrive for many seasons. All they ask of you is water during the hot or dry stretches during the year.


Christmas Fern has a lush evergreen appearance 


The leaves of Christmas ferns are dark green with a lighter green. The fern's heads are also green and covered in silvery white scales, which release upon opening. 


The leaflet of a Christmas Fern is a petite and round shape. It has twenty to thirty-five pairs of leaflets arranged alternately along its stem. Its leaflets are up to one-and-a-half inches long and have a lobe near the base. They also have bristle-tipped teeth on their margins and may have a variable form with a slight twist. As old fronds expire, new fronds will unfurl, creating a consistently green appearance all year.


Generally, the size will top out at around two feet, making it one of the most little ferns we carry at TN Nursery.


How to Use Polystichum acrostichoides in Your Landscape


The Christmas Fern is native to hardwood forests, but it also performs well in many applications in your yard, provided you provide sufficient shade.


● Use the Christmas Fern as a ground cover plant: Place Polystichum acrostichoides in any location too heavily shaded for other species to thrive. These shade-lovers will perform well in the shade. 

● Plant Christmas ferns in pots or containers: These plants can expand to about two feet in width, so choose a planter with a broad opening to accommodate that size. 

● Shade gardens: Use the Christmas fern in a border within your shade garden or as a stand-alone specimen that will attract notice during the otherwise dull winter months. 

● Deer-resistant and rabbit-resistant plantings: If you have an issue with local fauna nibbling at your favorite plants, consider the Christmas fern, which they seem not to prefer.


Christmas Fern is available online at TN Nursery


The Chrismas fern is a relatively small fern that stays green year-round, looking lovely and green even when all other plants go dormant. Order your Polystichum acrostichoides from TN Nursery today.


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  • 5
    Christmas Ferns

    Posted by Harold Chapman on Sep 17, 2020

    Received exactly what I expected, healthy bare root plants with plenty of roots.

  • 5
    Christmas ferns

    Posted by Sarah on Aug 31, 2020

    I ordered 60 Christmas ferns, which came sturdily packaged and accompanied by detailed planting instructions. I don't expect to see fronds for a few weeks, but the root clumps appeared quite healthy.

  • 4
    Christmas fern

    Posted by Dorothy on Aug 28, 2020

    So far I made the best choice of where to order ferns from. I cannot, at this point, give it five stars, but next spring hoping I will be able to.. my order of a few months ago is growing well and I am just planting my second order. I enjoy watching them pop out of the earth so small and growing into one of the oldest plants on earth..

  • 5

    Posted by hal on Jun 16, 2020

    fast shipping, well packaged. Arrived alive!!! satisfied ******

  • 4
    100 Christmas Ferns

    Posted by A Rodriguez on Jun 11, 2020

    Seem like they were strong roots, planted them 2 days ago, we'll see how they grow in some weeks, can't wait to see them sprout

  • 5
    Christmas Fern

    Posted by Malinda on May 06, 2020

    I was absolutely thrilled with the quality and condition of the Christmas Ferns that arrived. There were double the amount that I expected,! Thank you! I would not hesitate to order more plants in the future.

  • 4
    Christmas Ferns

    Posted by Eileen Shinall on Jan 02, 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 Dec 30, 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 Aug 26, 2019

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

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April