Polystichum 'Shiny Holly'Polystichum 'Shiny Holly'

Polystichum ‘Shiny Holly’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This recently collected evergreen fern has wonderful, clean, shiny foliage, and a plastic-like texture. Deep green foliage year round looks great in the fall, winter and in spring with early bulbs. The emerging fronds are also a sight, with huge coppery scales. From Judith Jones at Fancy Fronds. Easy to grow and use in the woodland garden or containers for long lasting beauty.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 12″ / 18″ / –“
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

Common Name Shiny holly fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Polystichum
species sp. ex china
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? A really nice evergreen fern that is not widely available.
Landscape Value Use in the woodland garden, shade garden, or containers for long lasting beauty.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 18" / --"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, humus rich, well drained.
Water (Garden) Keep moist.
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Comments Protect from late spring frosts. Closely related to Polystichum polyblepharum. This is a clonal selection. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist.
pH 5.8 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 8 – 10 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Polystichum 'Shiny Holly' - Product Profile
Polystichum 'Shiny Holly' - Growing Recipe

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