Dwarf Palmetto

Sabal minor

A hardy Palm that grows in a clumping arrangement, with most of the trunk underground. Flower clusters and fruit rise above the leaves and may bend to the ground. A fine subject for containers and mass plantings.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturitySlowly grows to 6 ft., with fronds up to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureTolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule to establish. Prefers partial sun, will tolerate light shade.Protect from severe cold. As an indoor plant, locate near bright light.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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