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Holly Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum

Check with your local store for current availability.  

Evergreen fern with dark green, glossy, tough, holly-like fronds that grow in an upright, clumping habit. Used in containers, borders, rock gardens and shady areas.

Plant with Coral Bells or Hosta


  • Landscape Size: 1-3' tall, 2-3' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 5-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Pet Friendly, Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers moist, enriched, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun and water deeply and regularly in first growing season. Remove old, faded fronds to encourage new growth in spring.



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