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Arachniodes davalliaeformis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arachniodes davalliaeformis

Shiny Bristle Fern

Item #: 8592

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

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

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(aka: Arachniodes pseudoaristata) This little-known fern hails from the southern part of the Japanese islands where it forms a slowly spreading clump of upright 2' long stipes ending in stiff triangular fronds. The dark green foliage feels as though it is made from a shredded piece of 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.

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