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Polystichum munitum - Western Sword Fern

Botanic Name

Polystichum munitum

Common Name

Western Sword Fern


H: 3' W: 3'


Occ. H20/Moist




Part Shade, Shade

Deer resistant

Deer resistant


Good w/ oaks

Good w/ oaks

Attribute detail


Found in Redwood and Douglas Fir Forests from Monterey to Del Norte County, the Western Sword is a tough adaptable fern that tolerates a wide range of conditions. Although it reaches its grandest proportions in shady wet spots, it also does well in fairly dry shade inland, or full sun on the coast. Use this 3' to 4' fern as a framework for the shade garden around which to arrange flowering perennials. In a pot, keep its soil from drying out completely..

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