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Polystichum braunii

Common Name(s):
Braum's holly fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Creeping, crown forming rhizome; prefer moist, humus rich soil but tolerates dry soil after established; prefers cool temperatures. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
20-28 in.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Semi evergreen
Fronds:
Wide arching vase of lustrous, bipinnate dark green, leathery fronds; blade tapers to base; 20 to 40 pairs of closely spaced pinna; 16 to 18 pairs of closely spaced, bristle-toothed, oblong or ovate pinnules; lower pinnules hug the rachis; stipe, rachis, and fiddlehead have dense covering of silvery scales that become tan; stipe one fourth of the frond
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 220

Polystichum braunii Polystichum braunii
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Polystichum braunii Polystichum braunii
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Polystichum braunii Polystichum braunii
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Polystichum braunii Polystichum braunii
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0