Arachniodes davalliaeformis

Shiny Bristle Fern

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Item #: 8592

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

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

(aka: Arachniodes pseudoaristata) Arachnioides davalliaeformis is a little-known evergreen fern that hails from the southern part of the Japanese islands where it forms a clump of upright 2' long stipes ending in stiff triangular fronds. The dark green foliage on our 15 year-old clump feels like it is made from shredded hard plastic...a far cry from what we typically think of as a fern. I'd like to see a slug try and take a bite out of this one! Arachniodes davalliaeformis makes a unique, albeit slow growing specimen for the woodland garden. If you manage to kill yours, please remember to use the plastic recycling bin.