HOLLY FERN

FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae | GENUS: CYRTOMIUM

TYPE
  • Ferns
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

These sturdy, adaptable ferns are so undemanding, they have naturalized in parts of the South. Not browsed by deer.

cyrtomium falcatum

  • Zones MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 7-11.
  • From Asia, South Africa, Polynesia.
  • Coarse-textured but handsome evergreen fern to at least 1-2 feet tall, somewhat wider.
  • Large, leathery, glossy, dark green fronds.
  • Beautiful when used as a solid border or massed with other broad-leafed evergreens beneath the canopies of tall trees.
  • Provide good soil; take care not to plant too deeply.
  • Protect from wind.
  • Can be brought indoors; give bright indirect light.
  • Rochfordianum has fringed leaflets.

cyrtomium fortunei

  • Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9.
  • This evergreen fern from eastern Asia is more cold hardy than the more familiar Cyrtomium falcatum but similar in size and texture.

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