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Coontie Palm

( Coontie Zamia Floridana / Coontie Zamia Pumila )


Coontie Palm Origins:Coontie Palm / Zamia Pumila Zamia Floridana fronds up close


- 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:


- 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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