A picture of a Shield fern

Shield fern

Polystichum proliferum

Also known as

Holly fern

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Shield fern Overview

There are about 200 species, Their fronds are either pinnate or simple and ribbon-shaped.

How to propagate Shield fern

Spores

You can propagate by sowing spores.

Division

Division of the rhizomes.

Rhizomes