Japanese Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Posted by JuniperAnn (Coastal TX (Sunset 28/31) - Zone 9a) on Apr 26, 2019 3:25 PM

Such a nice low-care plant. Evergreen in most winters here (all winters if grown near a house wall). Tolerates moderate drought, clay soil, poorly-drained soil, and even a few days of flooding. Shiny green foliage. Part or full shade, moist or dry. Does tend to struggle the first year it's planted, but then it bucks up. Makes baby plants at a moderate pace, which is nice for filling in, but you'll eventually have to thin. A relative grows this as a low-care hedge in front of low windows, and it works very nicely for that purpose. She has to dig up and pass along several baby plants every year, but she has a nice thick evergreen hedge with no trimming, so I think it's a good trade-off.

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