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Cycas taitungensis

Common Name(s):
Emporer sago
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Cycas taitungensis is a species of genus Cycas endemic to Taitung County, south-eastern Taiwan.  Grows faster and larger than the sago palm and is not as susceptible to scale insects. Makes an excellent stand-alone specimen. Grows well in full sunlight to partial shade. Does best in a well drained soil. Cannot tolerate hard freezes.  This palm is moderately salt tolerant

Height:
6 ft.
Foliage:
deep green, semiglossy, 100-180 cm long, slightly keeled, with 150-170 leaflets
Zones:
7-10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Well drained, moist; not tolerant of alkaline soils
Width:
5-10 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 3328

Cycas taitungensis New growth
Jennyhsu47, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cycas taitungensis New growth
Jennyhsu47, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0