Sabal palmetto

Sabal palmetto, Cabbage palm, sabal palm

Sabal palmetto

Common Name: Cabbage palm, sabal palm

Origin: Southeastern United States

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7B-11; no damage at 15°F, thought to be hardy to 10°F

 

Characteristics

Identification

Growth Rate: Slow

Height: 40’

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Drought Tolerance: High

Light Requirements: High

Hazards: None 

Pest Problems: Palmetto weevils

Disease Problems: Ganoderma, graphiola false smut

Habit: Solitary, crown with several dozen leaves

Leaf Size: 6’ wide

Foliage: Dull green

Flower Color: White

Fruit Color: Black

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:55