Dioon angustifolium
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Dioon angustifolium

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Common name: Palma de la Virge or Chamal
Special Notes: This NE Mexican cycad makes a delightful addition to Bay Area gardens. It is one of the most outstanding cold-hardy cycads for dry sun or shade. To 3' by 4' across. Not fussy about soil type and drought tolerant. Syn.: Dioon edule var. angustifolium.
Family: Zamiaceae
Native to: Mexico
Size: 3-4 ft
Flowers: none (makes cones)
Light: sun or part shade
Water: drought tolerant
Hardiness: cold hardy and heat tolerant
Soil: soil mix; well-draining