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Polystichum xiphophyllum
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Polystichum xiphophyllum

The X Fern

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Item #: 4648

Zones: 6a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China, India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Polystichum xiphophyllum is another of the wonderful but overlooked Chinese ferns that we won't garden without. The X fern makes an 8" tall x 18" wide, evergreen, perfectly symmetrical mound of upright, stiff, artificial-feeling, 1' long, dark green fronds. For a small accent in a slightly moist woodland garden...you need an X fern. FYI, we are still searching for X fern II.

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