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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Other Names: Arborvitae Fern, Clubmoss, Chinese Lace Fern
A very attractive fern relative that produces arching clumps of semi-evergreen, fan-like leaves that are deep green; this plant is perfect for shaded moist areas and containers
Braun's Spikemoss' attractive ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Braun's Spikemoss is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Braun's Spikemoss is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Braun's Spikemoss will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.