Palm, Cabbage or Sabal


Sabal palmetto



  • Can reach heights of 50’-70’

  • Very salt and drought tolerant.

  • State tree of Florida and appears on the state flag of South Carolina.

  • Organic debris and plants material often collects along the trunks in the old leaf stem bases, or “boots”.

  • All the leaves and roots are pruned when transplanting, giving the appearance of telephone poles.

Origin

Southeastern United States

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

8-10

Light Requirement

Full sun. Will take some shade but trunk development is suppressed in heavy shade.

Soil Requirements

Average watering is sufficient, but is very adaptable to drought or standing water.