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Scientific Name: Cyrtomium falcatum
Pronunciation: sir-TOH-mee-um fal-KAY-tum
Common Name: Japanese holly fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Fronds leathery, evergreen, glossy, dark green (resembles mahonia), to 70 cm long, once-pinnate; sori randomly scattered on lower surface.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: (Japan)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Compare to C. caryotideum.
Japanese holly fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
(PDW) PonD West
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLS) Turf Field Lab South : dead?
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