Shrub: Coontie Palm
Highly versatile and softer in texture without the sharp edges of other popular cycads, this palm-like perennial adds an exotic flair to landscape or patio. Long, arching dark green leaves emerge frond-like from a multi-branched clump. Dioecious. Mature female plants produce cones that ripen to reveal shiny orange seeds in autumn. Evergreen.
Amount of Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun
Amount of Water: Once established requires only occasional watering.
Soil Conditions: well drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-10
Requires well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a slow release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.