Sometimes called "Coontie Palm," this is not actually a palm but a cycad. Cycads are a group of plants that produce cones instead of flowers. The plant also produces suckers to form a mounding shrub over time. The rusty brown cones provide winter interest, while the bright red-orange seeds produced on female cones further add to this plant’s appeal.
Very little maintenance is required for this native which can take drought, heat, and cold hardy to Zone 8B. Easy to grow in the landscape or in a container indoors with bright light.
ORIGIN: SE USA Native
SUNLIGHT: Full to part sun
DROUGHT TOLERANCE: Tolerant
HARDINESS ZONE: 8B plus
SALT TOLERANCE: slight
TYPICAL HEIGHT: 3 feet, but up to 5 feet
GROWTH RATE: slow to moderate
*** Interesting information: Coontie is one of the names the Seminoles had for this plant, and it roughly means "flour root". The flour was used as a food source many years ago.
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