tank Posted September 4, 2007 Report Share Posted September 4, 2007 Trying to compile a list of Cycads that should make it in Gainesville, Florida. I’m hoping to get a little help from the experienced folks on this board. I’ve lived in town about 13 years and the lowest temperature I experienced was 17 F. Although during the bad freezes in the 80’s Gainesville saw temps as low as 10F (Jan 21, 1985: According to NOAA). I’m going to try and ignore that 10F record and think of Gainesville as a marginal 9a (20-25F) climate with the infrequent 8b (15-20F) winter. So I’m going to divide up the categories into 9a cycads and 8b cycads. Also, this is a list of what I have or what I know (or, at least think I know) will grow in a 9a/8b. I do not know a thing about Encephalartos, macrozamia, or pretty much 80% to 90% of all cycads! Many of these were recommended on Tom Broome’s website. The ones with asterisks are ones that I am currently growing. Please add any other cold hardy cycads that you know of or correct any that are in the wrong temp zone. Also, Gainesville is very humid, so these may need a caveat. Thanks! 9a Cycads *Bowenia serrulata *Ceratozamia “Santiogo Tuxtla” Ceratozamia “Palma sola” Cycas debaoensis Cycas panzhihuaensis *Cycas revoluta Cycas taitungensis *Dion edule “palma sola” Macrozamia moorei *Zamia furfuracea (this might be a stretch, but the ones I have planted under canopy didn’t show any damage at 23F) 8b Cycads *Ceratozamia hildae *Ceratozamia kuesteriana Ceratozamia latifolia Ceratozamia norstogii *Zamia integrifolia (floridana) Jason Gainesville, Florida Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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