Western Sword Fern

Polystichum munitum

Western Sword

Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) is a native of western North America, and is to western growers what the Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is to eastern growers – a ubiquitous, dependable and excellent option for beginners or experts.

This fern is a reliable evergreen with sword-like fronds and  unfazed by the vagaries of weather or even soil conditions. By contrast it is a reluctant inhabitant in eastern gardens.

Look for this two to five footer while enjoying woodland walks and use it to create your own woodland garden experience. It adapts readily in western Zones 6 through 9.

Habit: Crown

Range: Zones 6 - 9 Learn more about zones


Type: Evergreen

Collection(s): Hardy, Native

Casa Flora Number: 73096