Zamia furfuracea 4
Zamia furfuracea 4

Zamia furfuracea
(Cardboard Palm)
USDA Zone: 9B – 11
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Origin: Mexico
Type: Evergreen Shrubs, Cycad

Typical Height: 3’-4’
(0.9 – 1.2mts)
Typical Spread: 2’-3’
(0.6 – 0.9 mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Color: Tan
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Cone
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: Poisonous
Family: Zamiaceae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Pinnately compound
Texture: Very coarse
Environmental Issues: None
   
Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (18”-24”)
7G (24”-36”)
15G (36”-42”)
25G (42”-48”)

Typical planting distance:
5’ OC
(1.5mts)

Common Uses: Small Shrubs, Seasides residence, Great Accent, Specimen plant, Containers
Category: Small Shrubs 

Notes: Toxic seeds

+ In this Photo:
Zamia furfuracea
(Cardboard Palm)
30"OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
January 2015
Orlando
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/z/zami_fur.cfm

http://www.cycadpalm.com/zafu.html

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51472/