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CYRTOMIUM fortunei

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Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Dryopteridaceae

Botanical Name

CYRTOMIUM fortunei

Plant Common Name

Asian Netvein Hollyfern, Fortune's Holly Fern

General Description

Asian netvein hollyfern is an evergreen fern with fronds bearing pale, dull green and finely divided, sickle-shaped leaflets.

Grow this plant in average to fertile, moist but well-drained soil in shade or part shade. Incorporating compost or other humus is great for this plant's health and vigor. Asian netvein hollyfern makes a rich, green groundcover in winter and summer. It is also an interesting specimen plant and makes an excellent houseplant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Fern

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    16"-0" / 40.6cm - 0.0cm

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia, China, Japan, Korea

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Groundcover, Houseplant

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No