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Western Sword Fern
Western Sword Fern

Western Sword Fern

$9.99

Western Sword is native workhorse of the Pacific Northwest (polystichum minitum). This guy is well adapted to the drought ridden summers, and can often be seen thriving in more sun than most ferns can take. Robust, leathery fronds with toothed margins. Grows to be a big fern...reaching 3-5' in both height and width!!

Care

This fern thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded or woodland gardens. It prefers moist, well-draining soil that remains consistently damp but not waterlogged. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil moist and maintain the fern's lush appearance. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and regulates temperature. This fern is generally low-maintenance, requiring little pruning. Removing any damaged or dead fronds helps keep the plant tidy and encourages new growth.

Growth Habit

Zones 5-9; growing to 3-5' both tall and wide. 

Toxicity

Non-toxic to humans and pets. Deer & Rabbit resistant.

Western Sword is native workhorse of the Pacific Northwest (polystichum minitum). This guy is well adapted to the drought ridden summers, and can often be seen thriving in more sun than most ferns can take. Robust, leathery fronds with toothed margins. Grows to be a big fern...reaching 3-5' in both height and width!!

This fern thrives in partial to full shade, making it an excellent choice for shaded or woodland gardens. It prefers moist, well-draining soil that remains consistently damp but not waterlogged. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil moist and maintain the fern's lush appearance. Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture and regulates temperature. This fern is generally low-maintenance, requiring little pruning. Removing any damaged or dead fronds helps keep the plant tidy and encourages new growth.

Zones 5-9; growing to 3-5' both tall and wide. 

Non-toxic to humans and pets. Deer & Rabbit resistant.

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.