Polystichum 'Shiny Holly'Polystichum 'Shiny Holly'

Polystichum ‘Shiny Holly’


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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):

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Common Name Shiny holly fern
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Polystichum
species sp. ex china
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12" / 18" / --"
Finish Time Slow (8-10 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Slow
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color --
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, humus rich, well drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses --
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep moist.
Water (Garden) Keep moist.
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.
Finish Time to 4" 8 - 10 weeks
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.
Grower Notes --
Polystichum 'Shiny Holly' - Product Profile
Polystichum 'Shiny Holly' - Growing Recipe

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