Japanese Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum')

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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: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 2 feet to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Propagation by spores
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Comments:
Posted by chuck7701 (McKinney, TX (DFW) - Zone 8a) on Mar 22, 2015 11:17 AM

Great shade plant, easy to grow. Propagate by division, takes a year or two to regain good growth after division. Best success I've had is purchasing smaller 4-6 inch or gallon pots of small plants and planting with long-term growth in mind, without disturbing root system or dividing.

Easily subject to ice burns on fronds, or broken stalks from weight. Trim off any broken, damaged or yellowing fronds in February or early March to avoid damage to new frond growth. With late spring freezes, I have experienced damage to new emerging tender fronds, setting the plant back for the year.

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