Scouler’s Polypody

Polypodium scoulerii

Scouler's Polypody

Polypodium scouleri, the leathery polypody or Scouler’s polypody, is a strikingly elegant fern that in nature nestles in the crotches of dead spruce trees on the Pacific coast. It needs neither the Pacific Ocean nor spruce trees to excel as a refined and brilliant, slowly creeping evergreen ground cover when provided with a loose composty soil. In spite of its thick and leathery texture it needs full shade and is one of the best for deep shade. The thickly lobed, polished deep green fronds present a showy foot tall carpet in Zones 7

Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 7 - 9 Learn more about zones


Type: Evergreen

Collection(s): Hardy, Native, Unique

Casa Flora Number: 72050