Hard Shield Fern

Polystichum aculeatum

Hard Shield Fern

Polystichum aculeatum, the hard shield fern, is so named because the fronds have a relatively “hard” feel to them as compared to similar species. It is a common fern of the British Isles and Europe where it prefers moist lime rich soils. Rather than risk contaminating acid soils

Habit: Crown

Range: Zones 4 - 8 Learn more about zones


Type: Evergreen

Collection(s): Hardy, Mickel

Casa Flora Number: 73027