Cycads are a group of primitive plants, similar in shape to palms and ferns. They are gymnosperms, in the order Cycadales, so they do not produce flowers, but they do grow cones, like pines and other conifers. They are found across much of the warmer parts of the world and they are often endangered and restricted to inaccessible areas. Some grow in cold mountainous areas and tolerate frost and snow.
Most Cycad species perform well in the garden and make excellent potted plants. Some have become popular ornamentals, while others are very rare and are protected by law as CITES species. Our cycads are established plants grown from seed, two or more years old, grown in tall pots. All plants are legally produced. We offer the largest selection in Europe of the genus Cycas, with many new cold-hardy chinese species. Visit the cycad section in our blog and learn why our cycads have an excellent quality.
Edentata is one of the most beautiful of the coastal Asian cycads. Leaves are glossy, with golden prominent veins. Leaf bases and young stems are coated with a reddish-golden "fur". It is quite fast and easy to grow and just as hardy as the typical rumphii-circinalis.
Unique specimen. Very few mutant seedlings showed up with extra-narrow leaves in our seed batch. 9 years old. Leaf Height = More than 150 cm , 16 cm base. Native to the mountain rainforests of the subtropical island of Hainan, China.
2 years old, 20-30 cm tall. This Dioon is elegant and different, with a stout trunk and glowing blue arching leaves with "V"arranged leaflets. It was described in 2003 and it is also frost hardy. Seeds are hard to find and awfully expensive, but we got a few for our nursery.
h= 60-70 cm. Base: 3-5 cm. Possibly the most ornamental of all Cycads. It is beautiful in all its parts. Leaves are shiny, elegant, spineless, of a rich dark green. Cones are huge and fascinating. Takes light frosts and grows very well in the warmer Mediterranean.
h= 80-100 cm. B=7-9 cm. Possibly the most ornamental of all Cycads. It is beautiful in all its parts. Leaves are shiny, elegant, spineless, of a rich dark green. Cones are huge and fascinating. Takes light frosts and grows very well in the warmer Med
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