• Cyrtomium fortunei
  • Cyrtomium fortunei
  • Cyrtomium fortunei

Cyrtomium fortunei

Fortune's Holly Fern, Fortune's Net-Veined Holly Fern, Holly Fern
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Strong attractive fronds
  • Upright erect shuttlecocks rosettes
  • Deep green leathery pinnae
  • Evergreen and fully hardy
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Description

Cyrtomium fortunei, Fortune's Holly Fern, is native to forests, woodlands and limestone gullies throughout Asia, growing to elevations of 2400m and is naturalised locally in Europe and North America. It is an upright erect fern with deep green leathery pinnae that form an attractive shuttlecock rosette. It is extremely hardy and in most locations will remain evergreen throughout the winter, only in very exposed localities and very harsh winters becoming semi-deciduous. It thrives on a fertile moist humus-enriched soil with a neutral or slightly alkaline pH and a shady aspect.

Cyrtomium fortunei is another of the many plants named after Robert Fortune who introduced it into Great Britain from his first trip to China in the years 1843-46 while working for the Royal Horticultural Society. It was described by the great pteridophile John Smith, the first curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, who did so much to fuel the Victorian fashion for ferns and who grew an astonishing 1044 new varieties of fern during his time at Kew.

Additional Information

Order Polypodiales
Family Dryopteridaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Aspidium falcatum var. fortunei, Cyrtomium falcatum var. polypterum, Cyrtomium fortunei f. latipinna, Cyrtomium fortunei f. polypterum, Cyrtomium fortunei var. fortunei, Cyrtomium fortunei f. fortunei, Cyrtomium recurvum, Cyrtomium shandongense, Phanerophlebia fortunei, Polystichum falcatum f. polypterum, Polystichum falcatum var. fortunei, Polystichum fortunei
Geographical Origin China, Taiwan, NE India (Manipur), Japan, S Korea, Nepal, Thailand, N Vietnam; and introduced and locally naturalized in Europe and Northern America
Cultivation Damp shade or partial shade. Slightly alkaline soil with moist leaf mold and humus
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 60cm
Hardiness Fully hardy

Cyrtomium fortunei

Fortune's Holly Fern, Fortune's Net-Veined Holly Fern, Holly Fern
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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