Japanese Holly Fern

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Cyrtomium falcatum 

Height: 2′
Width: 2′
Exposure: Part Sun, Shade
Performance: Perennial

The Japanese Holly Fern is a versatile, low-maintenance fern in north Texas with Holly-like leaves on stiff, erect fronds. Its crisp, glossy green leaves are ideal for adding texture to shade gardens or containers. Add contrast to floral arrangements with its sharp, sleek leaves. In the landscape, Holly Ferns work well in borders, as groundcovers, or in deeply shady woodlands.
Like most ferns, it prefers moist soil. However, Holly Ferns tolerate drought conditions. Do not plant in soggy soil. In harsh winters, these semi-evergreen perennials benefit from cutting back damaged foliage for new spring growth. This is one Texas tough fern that doesn’t mind our extreme summer heat!