The Holly Fern is an erect variety with very showy fronds displaying glossy holly-shaped leaves. This shade loving fern is perfect for mass plantings, beautiful as a potted specimen by itself or with other shade-loving plants. Sturdier than most other fern varieties, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering and can survive well within a salt air environment. The Holly Fern is deer and rabbit resistant, pet-friendly and it has no spiny points like a true holly. Does best in Zones 9-11 and is considered as evergreen in areas with mild winter climates. Can reach a height of 2-3 feet with up to a 2-foot width.