Cycas revoluta 'aurea'
AKA: King Sago "kogane-sotetsu", Tiger Sago
Extremely Rare! Cycas revoluta 'aurea' (Japanese named: kogane-sotetsu) or commonly known as a Tiger Sago palm.
This is certainly not your typical king sago. The Tiger Sago has been bred in Japan for hundreds of years in the attempt to bring out a strong yellow mutation on the leaf tips. It is a consequence of a genetic anomaly, combined with Japanese tradition which has created such a beautiful plant.
Cycas revoluta var aurea is a naturally occurring form that boasts an interesting color pattern on its otherwise normal fronds (all the pinnae appear to be dipped in gold). These yellow tips are attractive to some while others think it makes the plant look diseased or ill treated. To my eye, the regular pattern of yellow against the dark green of the inner pinnae is indeed attractive, particularly at a distance.
In Japan this tree is know by "kogane-sotetsu" (gold cycad) as well as "kinbuchi-sotetsu" (gold rim cycad).
Cold hardy to the mid 20's Fahrenheit
The trees pictured are the ONLY ones we currently have for sale