Sabal palmetto


South-eastern United States, Cuba, the Bahamas and Venezuela

Sabal palmetto
Conservation Status:-

Not endangered

Sun Requirements:-

Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements:-

Medium, considered to be drought and flood tolerant

Minimum Temperature:-

-4 Degrees C

Overall Height:-

40-80 feet


12-18 feet


Solitary, 12-24 inches in diameter, grey/brown, texture is smooth with lattice-like persistent leaf base remnants towards the crown. As the tree ages, more of the lower trunk is revealed




Costapalmate, 5-6 feet across with drooping leaf segments, medium green, petiole has no spines and is up to 6 feet long


Small creamy white flowers on branching inflorescences up to six feet long


½ an inch in diameter, round and dark blue/black when ripe


Hermaphrodite, self pollinating with one plant

Pests & Diseases:-

Rhynchophorus cruentatus, Litoprosopus futilis, scales, Ganoderma Butt Rot

Seed Germination:-

Very easily and quickly, up to 1 month



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