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Polystichum munitum

Sword Fern
Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Shade
Height: Maximum 3 feet
Width: Maximum 3 feet
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Great Plant Picks - This is one of our most useful native ferns and a staple in the Northwest garden. Sword fern is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and sun exposures, from wet to dry, sun to shade. It is one of the few plants that will tolerate dry shade under the dense growth of Douglas firs and western red cedars. Sword fern is evergreen and forms a shapely, arching mound. It is effective as a specimen and equally beautiful massed as a tall groundcover. Sword ferns look terrific with Smilacina racemosa (FALSE SOLOMON'S SEAL), Lathyrus vernus (spring vetchling), Asarum europaeum (European wild ginger) and rhododendrons. Sword fern grows best in light to deep shade, but will grow in full sun if watered regularly in summer. Plant in well-drained, humus-rich soil, and water occasionally during dry periods; however, these ferns will tolerate poorer soil and dry conditions once established. Plants that are flourishing can be cut back to the ground in late winter. Plants that are growing in poor or dry soil should only be cut back about every three years.

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A & R Spada Farms LLC St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2941 Container: 2
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  • A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 3
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  • Beaverlake Nursery Beavercreek, OR Email now 503-632-4787 Bare Root: X Container: 4 Cut: X Liner: 4 Seedling: X
    Berryhill Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-628-1293 Container: 3
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  • Blooming Nursery Inc. Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-2904 Container: 3
    Champoeg Nursery Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-6348 Bare Root: 2 Container: 2 Liner: 2
    Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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  • Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 Container: 3
    Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 3
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 3
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  • Mahonia Vineyards & Nursery Salem, OR Email now 971-701-1921 Container: 2
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  • P & D Nursery Tualatin, OR Email now 503-638-6366 Container: 4
    Sevenoaks Native Nursery LLC Albany, OR Email now 541-757-6520 Container: 3
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  • Sidhu & Sons Nursery Ltd. Mission, BC Email now 604-826-3537 Container: X
    Sundquist Nursery Poulsbo, WA Email now 360-779-6343 Container: 2
    Trillium Gardens Eugene, OR Email now 541-937-5413 Bare Root: 4 Container: 3
    Van's Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-463-4507 Container: 1