Dioon spinulosum/Giant Dioon, Gum Palm

Dioon spinulosum / Dioon spinulosum
One of the largest growing cycads
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One of the largest growing cycads

Has long, rigid, evergreen fronds

An excellet container plant

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Scientific Name: Dioon spinulosum
Common Name: Giant Dioon, Gum Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A cycad, not a palm as it is commonly called. Typical size for a landscape specimen is up to 12 feet high and 6 feet across. In nature it is known to attain a height of about 50 feet. Does well in containers and as a featured landscape specimen where hardy. A dioecious species that produces very large reproductive cones.