Polystichum acrostichoides is called “Christmas fern” because some parts of the plant remain green throughout the year and are thus used in decorations at Christmas time.
One of the most common ferns in the eastern United States, Christmas fern is useful the year round. Because it forms a dense covering over the soil surface, even a small cluster of two or three can help stabilize the soil and provide excellent erosion control.
And if you want the Christmas spirit close to you, it is easy to grow and can be used in almost any setting or soil. It’s an excellent choice for shaded gardens as it happily thrives under trees and rocky areas.
it is also resistant to pests and diseases. Even deer tend to stay away from it when grazing.