Western Sword Fern
Also known as
Giant Holly Fern, Sword Fern, Common Sword Fern, Pineland Sword Fern, Giant holly fern
Polystichum munitum (Jami Dwyer) 001 by Jami Dwyer (CC BY-SA 2.0)
3 years to reach maturity
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Western Sword Fern Overview
Polystichum munitum is an evergreen perennial fern in the Polypodiaceae family. It produces clumps of upright, pinnately divided foliage. Leaves are narrow and lance-shaped, the fronds have finely toothed edges. It originates from western North America, ranging naturally from Alaska to Mexico. This attractive foliage plant is commonly grown as both a garden and a houseplant. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a bushy habit and is fully hardy, plant in a position of partial to full shade, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.
How to propagate Western Sword Fern
You can propagate by sowing spores.