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Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern

    Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern


    The Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern is an attractive and easy-to-care-for evergreen fern that is native to Asia. This plant is a popular choice for adding greenery to gardens and landscapes due to its unique fronds and low maintenance requirements.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: N/A
    • Flowering period: N/A
    • Foliage: Dark green glossy fronds with spiny edges
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    The Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It works well as a ground cover, in borders or edging, or as a container plant. It can also be used as a backdrop for other plants in a garden or as a filler plant in shaded areas.

    One of the main benefits of the Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern is its hardiness. It can survive in colder temperatures than many other ferns and is also resistant to pests and diseases. This makes it a low-maintenance choice for those looking to add greenery to their landscape without a lot of upkeep.

    Companion Plants:

    • Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' - The delicate flowers and interesting foliage of this perennial make it a good choice for pairing with the holly fern.
    • Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' - The blue foliage of this ornamental grass creates a beautiful contrast with the green foliage of the holly fern.
    • Hosta 'Frances Williams' - The blue-green leaves of this hosta complement the textured foliage of the holly fern and provide a nice contrast.

    Care Instructions:
    To care for the Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern, it is important to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Regular watering is necessary during dry periods. This fern prefers a partially shaded area with well-draining soil. Pruning is not necessary, but any dead or damaged fronds can be removed.

    Final Thoughts:
    The Cyrtomium fortunei Hardy Holly Fern is an attractive and low-maintenance plant that is a great addition to any garden or landscape. Its hardiness and unique fronds make it stand out among other ferns, while its versatility and easy-care nature make it a popular choice for landscapers and homeowners alike.