Asparagus Fern

 

Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' 

 

Liliaceae

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Form: Shrub or vine
Seasonality:
Evergreen perennial
Size:
24in high by 3ft wide
Leaves:
bright green or yellow green, needlelike leaves, tiny, but sharp thorns
Flowers:
Inconspicuous, small waxy white flowers scattered throughout plant
Fruit: Small red berries
Stems/Trunks:
Green branches, arching appearance; sprawling form
Range/Origin:
South Africa
Hardiness:
Sunset Zones 12-24, 24F;

Comments: Small thorns, minimal litter, Not a true fern

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Partial sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Well drained and amended soils
  • Propagation: Seed or division
  • Maintenance: Some, cut out dead foliage, rake out dead leaves

 

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