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Dioon califanoi

Califano's Dioon

Cycad

Comments

A very slow growing cycad with radiating fern like leaves; will develop a trunk over a long period; an attractive accent or container plant that prefers moist, well drained, fertile soil; hardy, and tolerant of light frost and drought

Description

A very slow growing cycad with radiating fern like leaves; will develop a trunk over a long period; an attractive accent or container plant that prefers moist, well drained, fertile soil; hardy, and tolerant of light frost and drought

Landscape Attributes

Califano's Dioon is a spreading evergreen plant with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Califano's Dioon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Califano's Dioon will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 feet

6 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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