Soft Shield Fern
Hardy, symmetrical, easy-to-grow plants with evergreen fronds, except in the case of Polystichum braunii. Among the most useful and widely planted ferns; combine well with other plants. Do best in rich, well-drained soil. Use in shady beds, along house walls, and in mixed woodland plantings.Polystichum setiferum
Native to southern Europe. Many forms, varying from 2 to 4 1/2 ft. high and wide. Finely cut fronds give effect of green lace.‘
Denser, bluer, more heat tolerant than J. r. conferta, but same size.
Native to north Asia. Upright, pyramidal growth to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 30 to 40 ft. wide. Bright green,...
Resembles H. macrophylla. To 4–6 ft. tall and wide.