Scientific Name: Cyrtomium falcatum Form: Vase
Common Name:Japanese holly fern Texture:Medium
Family Name:DryopteridaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Fern, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Fronds leathery, evergreen, glossy, dark green (resembles mahonia), to 70 cm long, once-pinnate; sori randomly scattered on lower surface.