Plant Details: Scrub Palmetto
7? - 11
This very unique species of palmetto is native to Florida's interior sand hill communities and reaches a mature height of 5-8'High x 10'Wide. Scrub palmetto usually has 5 to 10 living fronds present at any time and resembles a trunk less cabbage palm. It appears often to others as a young Sabal palmetto but on closer observation you start to notice its Grace with its strongly costapalmate (folded and recurved) fronds that recurved back towards its short trunk. Sabal etonia is one of my personal favorite native palms and is a fabulous southern species which shows its beauty best in part sun exposures created by high canopy trees. It is a specimen that will tolerate xeric(very dry)areas in shade or full sun extremely well. We have successfully grow them in zone 7b just 30 minutes south of Atlanta, Ga. Where we have created the largest sand hill community north of the Fall line in Georgia, to mimic it native haunts. This Palm is the most neglected Sabal species in the Genus and is a rarely offered beauty deserving of more attention.
We do not always have these at the nursery, please call ahead of time for availability.
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