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Polystichum munitum
Polystichum munitum

Polystichum munitum


California Sword Fern

An evergreen fern that forms clumps that grows up to six feet tall and three feet wide.  In full shade this fern will form open clumps with fronds spreading outward from the center. In a sunnier location this fern grows more upright with shorter fronds.  It is semi-deciduous in summer.  Good as understory to large trees along with Meadow Rue, Maidenhair Fern, Deer Fern, Western Polypody Fern, and Wild Ginger

Plant in full sun or shade- best in full shade in California

- Tolerant of a variety of soils as long as adequate moisture is available

- Water once a month once established

- Attracts butterflies

- Hardy to 0 degrees

- Native to California