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Japanese Tassel Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum (setosum)
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Evergreen tree fern with glossy, dark, lace-like fronds that grow with a symmetrical habit. New foliage emerges stiffly and then droops backwards to form a tassel. Use as a shady border, erosion control, ground cover or container plant.

Plant with Coral Bells


  • Landscape Size: 3' tall, 3' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: High
  • Sunset Zone: 4-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Weeping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Air Purifier, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in humus rich soil with excellent drainage. Feed periodically during growth season. Cut back old fronds when new growth begins in spring. 



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