Japanese holly fern - CyrtomiumBack in stock: NOW
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Lush and leafy shade-loving fern suited to rockeries and underplanting, or indoors in pots. Its distrinctive glossy leaves give it the common names of holly fern and fishtail fern. Will come through a light frost, especially in sheltered garden spots.
image of mature plants: Starr Environmental cropped to size.
Cyrtomium falcatum - Japanese holly fernDESCRIPTION: Lush shade-loving fern with large long fronds of glossy leaves arranged in a herringbone formation. Mature plant leaves are dotted with orange spores on the reverse.
USES: Plant as a border or use for underplanting in shady locations. Perfect for containers.
PLANTING: Plant in free draining soil in a shaded location, indoor plants may need to be rotated for optimum health. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. It grows naturally in coastal cliffs, banks of streams and places with moist air.
CARE: Keep moist during dry periods. Ferns thrive in humid conditions. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a liquid fertiliser every 4 weeks during the warmer months, take care to dilute your solution to half the recommended dose to avoid burn. Re-pot container plants only if they are outgrowing their pots. Protect from hard frost though should come through a light one.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 50-1m cm H x 50 cm-1m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.