Cyrtomium falcatum/Holly Leaf Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum / Cyrtomium falcatum
Excellent ground cover in relatively heavy shade
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Scientific Name: Cyrtomium falcatum
Common Name: Holly Leaf Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: One of the best ferns for growing in beds and as a ground cover in shady, moist locations. Excellent for use in floral arrangements. There is a dwarf growing variety that is generally less than one foot in height. Periodic grooming is normally required to clean large clumps of old, browning foliage. Performs best when plants are growing in a soil that contains a generous amount of humus. Large clumps can be divided into smaller units during the winter months. Subject to leaf scorch in full sunlight. Makes an excellent ground cover.