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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This is one of the most ancient plants still alive today.

    Latin Name

    Cycas revoluta


    Family

    Cycadaceae


    Also Known As

    King Sago


    Type of Plant

    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 20'
    Max Spread: 10'

    Uses

  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Japan


    History

    The sago palm was noted in Washington's papers on a list of plants from Jamaica.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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