Dioon edule x angustifolium
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Dioon edule x angustifolium

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Common name: Chestnut dioon/Palma de la virgen
Special Notes: This cycad is a cross between two closely related species from Northeastern Mexico. 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.

Family: Zamiaceae
Native to: Mexico
Form: Small, palm-like
Size: To 8’ high and 8’ wide
Flowers: No (makes cones)
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: Cold tolerant to 15°F
Soil: Well-draining soil