Member Price: $39.95
Member Price: $39.95
The Coontie Palm (Zamia integrifolia), also known as Florida Arrowroot or Coontie Cycad, is not a true palm but rather a slow-growing, evergreen cycad native to the southeastern United States. This low-maintenance and drought-tolerant plant is a great choice for adding a tropical touch to your landscape.
Coontie Palm is a small, slow-growing cycad that typically reaches a height of 2-4 feet and a width of 3-5 feet. It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11, allowing it to thrive in a wide range of warm climates. The plant features a rosette of stiff, pinnately compound leaves that emerge from a central point, giving it a palm-like appearance. Coontie Palm is highly adaptable, able to withstand both drought and occasional flooding. It can be grown in full sun to partial shade and is tolerant of various soil types, although it prefers well-draining, sandy soils.
The foliage of the Coontie Palm is one of its most striking features. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and stiff, with numerous leaflets arranged along the length of the leaf stem. This unique foliage adds a tropical and architectural touch to the landscape, making it an excellent choice for adding texture and contrast to a variety of garden settings. In addition, the Coontie Palm is known for its ability to withstand drought, making it a popular choice for xeriscaping and low-maintenance gardens.
Although Coontie Palm does not produce flowers, it does produce large, interesting cones that add a unique element to the plant. The Coontie Palm is dioecious, which means that male and female cones are produced on separate plants. Male cones are slender, cylindrical, and light brown, while female cones are broader, rounder, and more reddish-brown in color. These cones are produced intermittently throughout the year and can add an extra layer of interest to your landscape.
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