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Back to Cardboard PalmS & J Nursery's Coontie PalmTo Dactylifera Palm

( Coontie Zamia Floridana / Coontie Zamia Pumila )


 

Coontie Palm Origins:

 

- Zamia Floridana / Zamia Pumila is a Florida native plant that is a great drought tolerant groundcover or accent plant for the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine Florida. 

 

 - Coontie Palms are the larval plant food of the Atala butterfly!

 

Coontie Palm Preferred Exposure:

 

- Plant Coontie Zamia Floridana / Zamia Pumila in a partial shade location for best results in the North Florida | Jacksonville and St. Augustine area landcape but plants will tolerate full sun.

 

Coontie Palm Fronds | Trunk:Coontie Palm / Zamia Pumila Zamia Floridana fronds up close

 

- Deep green foliage of the Coontie Palm remains evergreen through the winter, plants do not develop a trunk but rather, thick, leathery feather-like fronds emerge from underground root systems.

 

 - Foliage of the Florida native Coontie Palm is very showy tropical effect in the landscape.

 

Coontie Palm Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

 

- Coontie Palms planted in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine landscape will tolerate virtually any soil components, providing they are planted into well drained soils.

 

- Salt tolerance is good and plants can be used in coastal areas of the North Florida landscape. Plant near but not directly on ocean side.

 

Coontie Palm Size Variance:

 

- Zamia Floridana / Zamia Pumila plants can reach sizes of 2-4 feet H | and spreading 3-5 feet in width.

 

Coontie Palm Growth Habit:

 

- Zamia Floridana / Pumila has a low growing, broad spreading habit that will form a nicely rounded mound of tropical foliage.

 

 - S & J Nursery's Coontie Palms add bold texture to the landscape and add an instant tropical effect.

 

Coontie Palm Growth Rate:

 

- Slow growing member of the Cycad family will take many many years to reach its potential size.

 

 

Coontie Palm Bloom:

 

- Coontie Palms have no flowers, plants are either male or female and female plants can produce a cone like fruit that is quite showy.

 

Coontie Palm Water Requirements:

 

- Extremely drought tolerant once established into the landscape. S & J Nursery's Coontie Palms store water that can be utilized by the plant during prolonged droughts.  

 

Best Uses For Coontie Palm in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine landscape:

 

- Coontie Palm is an excellent choice for a landscape statement as its big bold textured foliage is very showy in the landscape and adds instant tropical appeal.

 

 - Excellent potted plant for porches, patio, pool side and even indoor use! 

 

 - Plant Coontie Palms 3-5 ft from the center of one to the center of another for a low maintenance groundcover for the Florida landscape.

 

Care of Coontie Palm / Zamia Floridana / Zamia Pumila Palms:

 

- Minimal effort needed for maintenance after planting. 

 

 - Fertilize each spring with a slow release Poly coated plant food like Osmocote.

 

    

 - From UFIFAS   Coontie Palm / Coontie Zamia Pumila

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