Makino's Holly Fern
Polystichum makinoi is a magnificent evergreen fern from Asia with bipinnate, glossy deep green fronds. Perfect for ground cover or as a woodland specimen.
The Makinos Holly Fern makes for a neat, medium to large sized fern with a non-spreading, tidy growing habit.
Native to China and Japan this fern with beautiful arching, triangular fronds can reach up to 75cm in height, with a spread of approximately 60cm. Fully hardy and easy to grow, this species tolerates hot and humid summers well.
Polystichum makinoi is a fern of an exceptional beauty and charm yet is rarely seen outside of specialist collections. Ideally plant into rich moist soil in shade – deep, damp woodland conditions would make it feel quite at home.
Care & Size Guidance
The Polystichum makinoi is a very easy to care for fern. Plant in hummus rich, moist soil.
Fertilise every spring with a high nitrogen fertiliser to encourage vigorous growth.
Prune old or damaged leaves in spring and cut back in late winter or spring to keep it under control.