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Cyrtomium falcatum

Phonetic Spelling
sir-TOH-mee-um fal-KAY-tum
Description

Stout, scaly rhizome; prefers moist, humus rich soil in sun or shade; easy to grow. This plant is seldom damaged by deer and is slightly salt tolerant.

Family name Dryopteridaceae (Polypodiaceae)

Quick ID Hints:

  • Fronds pinnately compound
  • Pinnae oblong-ovate, falcate
  • Sori & indusium round

Rhizomes ascendind to erect, short, densely scaly basally.

Sori uniformly distributed, round, numerous; indusium peltate, orbicular.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyrtomium
    Species:
    falcatum
    Family:
    Polypodiaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Temp. Eastern Asia and Vietnam
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Coarse, leathery, dark green fronds; stiff, arching; 3-11 pairs of randomly spaced, scythe-shaped pinnae; open vase shape. dark green, coriaceous, lustrous, pinnately compound; short-petiolulate, oblong-ovate, falcate, margin dentate above, entire basally.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt