Selaginella braunii

(Arborvitae Fern)


$16.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

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Description

Arborvitae Fern, though it produces spores is not a true fern but a prehistoric plant called a club moss.  Its thick scaly leaves, that resemble Arborvitae or Cedar, form a matting groundcover quickly shading out weeds.  Grows in partial shade to shade, in well-drained, organically enriched soil. Though it likes shady moist spots, it does not withstand standing water.  After a harsh winter if fronds appear ragged cut it back, apply an all purpose slow-release fertilizer, and new growth will appear quickly.  The clumps can be divided any time of year or cutting root easily in damp soil.

Additional information

Botanical Name

Selaginella braunii

Common Name

Arborvitae Fern

Deer Resistant

Yes

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Fall Color

Bronze tones in cold weather

Foliage Color

green

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Height

18"

Light Requirements

Part to full shade

Water Needs

Average to low

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