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Q.Can 15 Year Old Sago Palm Planted In Ground Zone 7A

Zone 22556 | gcdownham added on August 22, 2022 | Answered

Have a 15 year old potted sago palm that is getting to big to bring inside for the winter. I would like to plant it in my back yard and need to know if it can survive the winter.I live in Virginia in zone 7A . I have a small 8’x8’ greenhouse that plant could go in during the winter and it does have a small convection heater that could keep the temps up I also have a burlap wrap that it could be wrapped with. Your thoughts Thank you

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Answered on August 23, 2022

This is a difficult one. They will survive, only, down to zone 9. Anything approaching 30 degrees will start to damage the Cycad. It would be a task, for sure, but having a greenhouse and a careful eye on heating could make it possible to grow outside. Again, just as long as you can keep the temperatures in the 40s and above, it will survive.



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