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Zamia integrifolia/Coontie

Zamia integrifolia / Zamia integrifolia
Long sago-like fronds
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Long sago-like fronds

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Scientific Name: Zamia integrifolia
Common Name: Coontie
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Comments: The coontie was once quite common in Florida and south Georgia but due to the destruction of habitat plants are not nearly as prevelant. This sago-like plant makes an excellent container plant for the garden. It can tolerate a rather wide range of growing conditions from nearly full sunlight to considerable shade and considerable cold, although the tops of the plant may be killed new growth can arise from a deep woody root system.