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Products > Dioon edule
 
Dioon edule - Cycad

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae (Cycads)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dioon edule (Cycad) - This is a slow growing cycad with 3 to 5 foot long feathery frond-like foliage. New growth is a soft blue-gray maturing to shiny green. Foliage arches out of a half foot wide and three feet tall trunk. It can achieve 8 feet in height and 6 feet in spread. Male and female cones are produced at maturity on separate plants, dioecious. It does its best in part sun. Water regularly. It is hardy to at least 18 degrees F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dioon edule.
 
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