Sabal palmetto

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Cuba. South-eastern United States (from Florida to North Carolina).

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Sabal palmetto (Walter) Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
Cabbage palmetto.
Cuba. South-eastern United States (from Florida to North Carolina).
Infrequent

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Palmate
More than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 50 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-12ºC
All types
Slow
Light
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
High
Yes
High
Medium difficulty
High

It is to be found in a variety of habitats from directly in front of the sea, in dunes, to marshy areas and even wooded ones, forming large palm groves.

Its trunk can be covered in leaf remains for many years.

It is very tolerant of salty winds and not at all demanding as regards the quality of soil. It can withstand drought and flooded ground.

Its roots are special in that they do not branch out, and for that reason, when a specimen is transplanted no rootball is formed (and all its leaves are trimmed).

Its trunks can be used in building due to their especial hardness.