Polystichum munitum, the western sword fern, is a classic West Coast species found commonly in our forests.
Polystichum munitum, the western sword fern, is a classic West Coast species found commonly in our forests. It is large, tough, and beautiful with excellent presence in the woodland or shade gardens. Drought tolerant once established. Evergreen. Deer resistant.
Common Name: Western Sword Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-8
Light: Part Shade, Full Shade, Part Sun
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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Moist to mesic deciduous and coniferous forests from sea level into the montane zones.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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