Arborvitae Fern is not a true fern but a slow-growing prehistoric semi-evergreen perennial. The thick scaly frond-like foliage on erect stems that forms a dense matting groundcover have margins that are partially transparent. Prefers part shade and rich well-drained soils.
0.5' - 1.5'
1’ - 2’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Part Sun, Full Shade
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water regularly. Cannot tolerate standing water.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Naturalized Areas, Groundcover, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Hosta, Speedwell, Solomon’s Seal
IMAGE: Kenraiz, Selaginella braunii kz1, CC BY-SA 3.0