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PlantFiles: Japanese Holly Fern, Rochford's Holly Fern
Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Cyrtomium (sir-TOH-mee-um) (Info)
Species: falcatum (fal-KAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Rochfordianum

Synonym:Phanerophlebia falcatum

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Cretaceous On Mar 26, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This unusual looking fern has thrived here in zone 9b. Fairly common in local nurseries.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

El Cerrito, California
Simi Valley, California
Clifton, Colorado
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia (2 reports)
Statesboro, Georgia
Greenville, Indiana
Denver, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Abilene, Texas
Austin, Texas
Ennis, Texas
Houston, Texas
Orange, Texas
Richardson, Texas
Spring, Texas
Weatherford, Texas

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