Christmas fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas fern

Christmas Fern derives its name from its resilience to early season snows, in which it will hold its dark green color beyond Christmas, making it an ideal accent to holiday arrangements. Christmas fern is a fast-growing evergreen that reaches 2 to 3 feet tall at maturity. It prefers full to partial shade and dry to moist, well-drained soils.