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Cyrtomium caryotideum 'Go Fish'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cyrtomium caryotideum Go Fish

Fish-tail Holly Fern

Item #: 8803

Zones: 6a to 10b, guessing

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(Cyrtomium caryotideum T-459/05) This Asian/US native fern looks completely different from the typical Cyrtomium falcatum...in fact, it looks like a caryota palm leaf. The olive drab foliage consists of very large pinnae (leaflets to the taxonomically disadvantaged) with five or so attached to each side of the stem ("rachis" to you enlightened folks). The end leaflet on each stem has a cool three-lobed look...sort of like an amur maple. Each clump of this evergreen and deer-resistant fern will eventually make a lovely 3' wide mound. Cyrtomium 'Go Fish' represents Chinese genetics from a particularly vigorous individual in our garden.

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