This fern just doesn’t look like a fern. Not does it look like Bamboo. It has 18″ arching fronds with a very pronounced pattern of light and dark green on the leathery pinnae. Over time, it will spread to 3′ to 4′ across. The edges are finely serrated. It originates from China’s Mt. Emei.
Pronunciation: koh-nee-oh-GRAM-ee em-ee-eye-EN-sis
Species Meaning: Of or from Mt. Emei (or Omei), one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China
Coniogramme emeiensis is native to China.
Grow in light or dappled shade with average water. Does not like to get too dry. There is significant disagreement about its hardiness and I have seen claims of zone 7 through 9b. Until I know better, I will treat as frost sensitive.
2006 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21243
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Dancing Oaks.