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Cyrtomium Clivicola
(Holly Fern)

£12.00 £9.60

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January - December
60cm x 100cm
Partial Shade, Shade
Ground Cover
Fully Hardy
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Cyrtomium Clivicola; the “No-Stress” Holly Fern. Shade? No problem. Low-maintenance? Absolutely. It’s the plant that brings chill vibes and natural elegance to your garden without the fuss.

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Cyrtomium Clivicola; affectionately known as the 'Holly Fern', a remarkable native of North America that's ready to settle in the corners of dappled shade, in your garden. This fern effortlessly marries rugged resilience with an enchanting delicacy, making it a remarkable addition to any outdoor space. Distinguished by its finely textured fronds, the Cyrtomium Clivicola presents a visual spectacle. Its fronds gracefully unfurl in a delicate, feather-like fashion, reaching impressive heights. The magic unfolds in Spring when new fronds emerge with a coppery tint, maturing into a glossy, vibrant green throughout the season. What truly distinguishes this fern is its adaptability. It's at home on rocky slopes, in woodlands, and in gardens, thriving in conditions ranging from partial sun to full shade. The Holly Fern is your garden's all-weather friend, capable of withstanding temperature fluctuations and even periods of drought. This resilient fern demands little in return. With minimal care and attention, including well-drained soil, it will flourish. A delightful bonus: it's deer-resistant, ensuring your garden's serenity. Adding the Cyrtomium Clivicola to your garden is an invitation to transform your landscape into a natural wonder all year through. The rich green texture can be planned as a permanent staple year after year.

Planting Conditions

The Cyrtomium Clivicola, or Holly Fern, is a versatile addition to your garden. Plant it in well-drained soil and find a spot that receives partial to full shade, and watch it thrive. This fern can tolerate a range of conditions, from rocky slopes to woodlands, adapting effortlessly. It's resilient in the face of temperature fluctuations and can endure drought, making it a reliable choice. Its low-maintenance nature extends to its hardiness, ensuring your garden remains enchanting with minimal effort. Plus, the Holly Fern is deer-resistant, preserving its charm without the worry of unwanted nibbling. Transform your landscape with this natural gem.

Watering & Feeding

The Cyrtomium Clivicola, or Holly Fern, is an undemanding companion in your garden. It thrives with minimal care, needing consistently moist soil but not saturated. Watering when the soil starts to dry is usually sufficient. As for feeding, occasional fertilisation in the growing season can enhance its lushness, but it's not a necessity. This fern's adaptability shines once more, as it's content with the nutrients available in your garden. Its easygoing nature, coupled with low maintenance, ensures that the Cyrtomium Clivicola remains a delightful and stress-free addition to your outdoor space. Enjoy its beauty with peace of mind.

General Care

The Cyrtomium Clivicola, also known as the Holly Fern, is a low-maintenance plant that brings natural beauty to your garden. It thrives in shaded environments, from partial sun to full shade, making it highly adaptable. While it prefers consistently moist soil, it's essential not to over-water; allow the soil to partially dry between watering. This fern doesn't demand frequent feeding and can generally thrive on the nutrients present in your garden. With its robust nature, the Cyrtomium Clivicola is an excellent choice for those seeking a visually appealing, hassle-free addition to their outdoor space. Just a little care goes a long way in preserving its beauty.