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Cyrtomium falcatum (Fern, Holly)

Fern, Holly

Cyrtomium falcatum

Evergreen fern that performs exceptionally well in acidic soils with good drainage and regular fertilization. Forms a rounded mound of glossy dark green leaves that unfurl and lay down slightly. The name comes from the holy-like leaves on the fronds. It tolerates sun better than other ferns, however the strong Texas heat combined with the sunlight will burn the foliage. 

Grows back easily after a heavy trimming when the foliage becomes sunburned or frayed - use caution not to cut into the crown.  Rough spots on the backs of leaves are sori: the structures that contain and disperse fern spores. They are not harmful to the holly fern, but often confused as a plant infection or pest. 

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Understory
Containers

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Height

2- Feet

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Spread

2- Feet

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 6a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
FRN-HOL-01 FERN, HOLLY View Current Crop Photo
FRN-HOL-05 FERN, HOLLY View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Part Shade to Full Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium