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Japanese Holly Fern Cyrtomium fortunei

Other plants called Japanese Holly Fern:

Phonetic Spelling
sir-TOH-mee-um for-TOO-nee-eye
Description

Partial shade; moist, humus enriched soil.  Too much sun can bleach fronds.  Good soil drainage is essential to prevent root rot.  It has been weedy in some areas of the South so be careful about letting it naturalize in your landscape.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious problems but scale, root rot and fungal spots can occur.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shade tolerant#weedy#rabbit resistant#rock garden#woodland#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shade tolerant#weedy#rabbit resistant#rock garden#woodland#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyrtomium
    Species:
    fortunei
    Family:
    Dryopteridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temperate Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer or rabbits.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Fronds resemble holly branches, satin, chartreuse, ovate-oblong pinnae with smooth margins; 12-26 pairs of pinnae; lance-shaped and rounded at the base; upright, leathery, gray-green are 2 1/2' long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Weedy