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Commonly known as Japanese sago palm
EvergreenArching leaves 0.75-1.5m (30-60in) long with up to 125 sickle-shaped, glossy, dark green leaflets.
PalmRobust-stemmed cycad, erect at first, gradually reclining with age and suckering and branching when mature,
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be toxic to pets if ingested. Can be damaged by chemical pesticides. Use soft soap or biological controls.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects.Place of originJapan (including Ryukyu Islands)
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)Skin irritant(People & Pets)