An upright, densely clumping fern that forms a rounded mound. Glossy, dark green fronds on slender, arching stems. The leathery, sharply pointed, serrated leaflets resemble holly leaves. Deciduous in colder climates. Tolerates light frost. More tolerant of sun than other ferns, Japanese Holly fern grows well in partial to full shade. Attractive in borders, as a background plant, or in combination with other shade-loving flowers or plants.
Leaf notes : Leaflets shaped like holly leaves.
Leaf texture : Tough, glossy
Leaf length : 8-24"
Leaf shape : Feather-shaped
Leaf color : Dark green
Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous
Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.
Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.
USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)
Sunset zone : 5-9, 14-24
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Partial Shade
Attractive bark :Yes