Wide-ranging and easy-to-grow, Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) ranges from Minnesota to Maine and Nova Scotia, south to Texas and Florida.
Christmas fern is often found in moist to dry deciduous woodlands, especially on sloping ground. It is one of the most common ferns in our area, growing with Wild Ginger and Canada Waterleaf under a canopy of Sugar Maple and Oak - For a fern, Christmas Fern is very drought-tolerant. It is also evergreen, persisting through the winter - It is often as bright and vibrant at the end of November as it was in July!
|Common Name:||Christmas Fern|
|Botanical Name:||Polystichum acrostichoides|