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Polystichum munitum | Pacific Nurseries

Polystichum munitum

Common Name | Western Sword Fern
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Polystichum munitum is one of the most abundant ferns occurring along the Pacific coast and in the Bay Area. The dark green fronds of this easy-to-grow fern can reach +4′ tall in a tight clump spreading out radially from a round base. Individual fronds live for 1.5-2.5 years and remain attached to the rhizome after withering. This handsome fern prefers full shade to partial sun and is very tolerant of clay or slow-draining soil. Once established, it can require infrequent watering but prefers some regular moisture to perform well. If you’re looking for an easy-care fern for cool Bay Area landscapes, this is one of the best.

Polystichum munitum

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Attracts Pollinators
Growth | 2-4′ High
Growth | 2-4′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | NA
Light Water
Partial Shade, Full Shade
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Low Maintenance | Deer Tolerant | Summer-Dry Tolerant | Pest Resistant | Award-Winner
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Polystichum munitum
Sizes Grown | 5 gal

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“Woodwardia fimbriata and Polystichum munitum are two of my favorites ferns to add to a shade garden. They add a beautiful green color and texture and as a bonus, both are native California ferns.”
Tina Roushall | Tina Roushall Gardens

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