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Dwarf Palmetto

Sabal minor

  • Family name: Arecaceae
  • Origin: Southeastern United States
  • Use blue-stem palm as an underplanting or in front of a grove of tall palms. Blue-stem is one of the hardiest palms in the world, and for many areas it is one of few palms that can be grown outdoors. Use it in mixed borders or hedges. Blue-stem palm is especially well suited for massing around the base of a large live oak. Plant this palm in shady beds.
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height: 6’
  • Spread: 10’
  • Soil Requirements: Wide
  • Nutritional Requirements: Low
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Wind Tolerance: Moderate
  • Cold Tolerance: 5° F
  • USDA hardiness zones: 7b - 11

Dwarf Palmetto