The artful, handsome foliage on Fortune's Cold Hardy Holly Fern makes an exquisite backdrop for your shade-garden blooms. It'll keep the area interesting well into the colder seasons, and in warm climates it'll actually be evergreen. This cultivar forms into a nice light green clump, adding a unique shade, shape and texture to a mixed planting. It's a good companion to other green foliage plants like hostas or fernlike shade plants like astilbe. This holly fern is very easy to grow, it just needs partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Cyrtomium fortunei
Sun Exposure:Full Shade, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:18 - 30 inches
Spread:16 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Planting Instructions:Plant at the same soil level as it is in its pot.
Winter Care:A winter mulch around the base is advisable in colder climates.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
Foliage Type:Leathery, sickle-shaped leaflets in light green.
Soil Requirement:Evenly moist, well drained soil.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs
Additional Information:The species is named after Robert Fortune the 19th century Scottish plantsman who was the first westerner to describe a great many species.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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