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Christmas Ferns Impart Visual Allure
Christmas Ferns, native to the Northern United States, offer any garden a unique and lush look. With their evergreen foliage and upright habit, they make a striking statement. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also surprisingly easy to care for and thrive in shady spots.
Bring a touch of nature into your garden with Christmas Ferns. Their vibrant green color can light up any shaded area and give your space an elegant look. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that these plants require minimal maintenance.
Order your Christmas Ferns today and have a lush oasis in no time!
Christmas Fern: The Christmas fern gets its name from its evergreen state, which remains unapologetically green even after most other perennial plants enter 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 Possesses a Luxurious Evergreen Look
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 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 little ferns we carry at TN Nursery.
How to Use Polystichumacrostichoidesin Your Landscape
The Christmas Fern is native to hardwood forests but also performs well in many applications in your yard, provided you provide sufficient shade.
● Use the Christmas Fern as a ground cover plant: Place Polystichumacrostichoidesin 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 Polystichumacrostichoidesfrom TN Nursery today.
I received my Christmas fern in good time from Tennessee Nursery. The packaging and shipping were great. But the instructions for the plants, themselves, were as bare as the bare root plants. There was voluminous and repetitive info on planting, but it was not the info that someone just opening a bare root plant needs. For example, the instructions started with "Decide which plant to buy" (which I had already done) and went on to describe how to decide where to put them. But there was very little about how to actually plant the ferns, other than dig a hole twice as large as size of the plant itself. The instructions did not say, for example, whether to cover the whole thing with dirt, or leave the funny looking little tube things exposed. I thought those might be stems, so I left them exposed. Additionally, the size of the plants was quite inconsistent. Some were a good size, but 2 or 3 were tiny. Since I ordered six, but received 7 or 8, I thought maybe I should combine the scrawny ones. I did. So I really won't know how the plants are doing until they grow. And I don't know if they will grow any this year. All in all, my experience was not a rousing success.
ordered 3 christmas ferns and got 3. also ordered 3 cinnamon ferns and only 1 of three was in fact cinnamon. other 2 turned out to be royal ferns.
All of the plants were substantial and carefully packed. They are growing well in my shady wildflower garden.
The batch I purchased last year, 2022; weathered the long sharp below zero temps; very well. So I figured I would enjoy more of the Christmas ferns.