COONTIE

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COMMON NAME
Coontie
BOTANICAL NAME
Zamia pumila
HEIGHT 3′-5′
WIDTH 3′-5′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 100 years
COLD TOLERANCE
15° F or lower
SOIL TYPE
Sandy, well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Full sun to part shade
FERTILIZING In the Spring,
Summer, and Fall, do a one time application of a general purpose, balanced fertilizer, such as 5-5-5.
Avoid getting fertilizer on the
leaves. Water before and after
applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Upright red-brown seed cone.
MONTH OF COLOR All year
FRUIT Male cones are slender, 3″
to 7″, and produce pollen. Upright,
brown female cones are 6″,
covered with velvety fuzz. Once
mature, female cones disintegrate
to reveal lobed seeds with an
orange-red and waxy exterior.
Inedible.
COMMENTS Good drought
tolerant plant for full sun or part
shade. Native to Florida.
PRICE 3 gallon $20