Fortune’s Holly Fern

Common Name: Fortune’s Holly Fern

Scientific Name: Cyrtomium fortunei

Origin: Japan, Korea and China

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Bloom time: Non-blooming

Fortune’s Holly Fern is an evergreen that produces dark stemmed fronds up to two feet long. The common name comes from the resemblance of the leaves to those of the holly. This fern looks particularly nice in early spring, when it unfurls its new, bright green leaves against the backdrop of the brown, late winter forest.