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Cyrtomium fortunei coll. #A1LA-001
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cyrtomium fortunei coll A1LA001

Fortune's Holly Fern

Item #: 4497

Zones: 6b to 9b, at least

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, Japan, Korea

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

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Imagine how strange it is to find an Asian fern "native" in LA. Such was the case in 1999, when I was botanizing in the Tunica Hills region of northern LA. Cyrtomium fortunei was growing happily among other ferns such as Adiantum pedatum, Polystichum acrostichoides, and Thelypteris kunthii. In form, these evergreen holly ferns were much taller and more open than those we were already growing. A few spores and a few years later, we can now share these with others.

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