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A small shield fern which has narrow glossy fronds with a double row of stiff bristle-edged lobes, found chiefly in mountainous areas of both Eurasia and North America.
- ‘It appears you have a holly fern, which prefers a moist/slightly moist, well-draining soil and bright or filtered shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.’
- ‘Japanese holly fern is evergreen in frostfree areas, but loses its fronds in colder climates.’
- ‘Getting their name from the shape of the leaves, holly ferns grow rather upright with stiff, glossy bright green foliage.’
- ‘The holly ferns apparently do not stand transplanting well but they tolerate wind and are not bothered by chewing pests.’
- ‘It's the least cold-hardy of our three holly ferns so I put it in a very protected shady location.’
- ‘In form, these evergreen holly ferns were much taller and more open than those that we were already growing.’
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