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Selaginella braunii
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Selaginella braunii

Braun's Arborvitae Fern

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Item #: 1506

Zones: 6a to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

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

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Selaginella braunii isn't a fern or an arborvitae, but instead is a member of an obscure plant gang known as the spikemosses. Named after 19th century German botanist/pteridologist Alexander Braun, the dark green, lacy, semi-evergreen fronds of Braun's arborvitae fern rise to 18" tall from a slowly creeping rhizome. In 3 years you could expect a 2' wide groundcover mass. The easy-to-grow, deer-resistant Selaginella braunii is a textural garden highlight alongside bolder foliage like hosta, Solomon's seal, and ajuga.

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