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Cycas revoluta

Cycas revoluta

Common name sago palm
Family cycadaceae
Life cycle evergreen shrub/tree (Z9-10)
Flowers none
Size 3-10'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil

Tropical cycad native to southern Japan. Probably not hardy even in our subtropical climate and better grown as a houseplant, but I planted it in our new back yard anyway, to see how it does. Mulch well and hope for the best. Meanwhile, its foliage (which is very prickly and gives me a rash, by the way) is very attractive, a nice deep green almost without blemish. If it does survive, we will see it grow very slowly, producing new leaves once a year.
Update: our palm did fine through its first winter, which saw a moderate freeze. In the winter of 2018, January brought a much harder freeze, and our sago wasn't at all happy, as shown in the photo here. Still, I think it will survive.

sago palm
In the aftermath of the Jan'18 freeze...
Cycas revoluta growth pushing up in mid-March

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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