Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides)
Exposure: Partial Shade
Height: 1 -2 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Description: Thrives in moist sites and adapts to loamy soils in shade or part shade. Mounding perennial fern with lustrous evergreen arching fronds. Foliage is once compound with each impressive frond consisting of many pairs of serrate pinnae. In early spring slender silvery fiddleheads emerge from the loose tufts of old foliage. Old leaves collapse into the leaf litter as new fronds unfurl from the fiddleheads.