Sago Palm

 

Cycas revoluta

 

Cycadaceae

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Form: Tree (not a true palm, actually related to conifers)
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 10ft high by 6ft wide
Leaves: 3 ft long; frond-like with sharp pointed spines
Flowers: n/a;

Fruit: Cone with seeds on female plants only
Stems/Trunks: Tall trunk on old specimens, occasional offsets at base
Range/Origin: Japan
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 8-24, 20F

Comments: Low litter, Spiny leaves


CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full or partial sun
  • Water: Regular
  • Soil: Not tolerant of alkaline soils, good drainage
  • Propagation: Offsets, seeds
  • Maintenance: Minimal; removal of offsets if desired, removal of spent fronds

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