Sabal etonia

scrub palmetto

Arecaceae (Palmae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 5 ft    Width: To 5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      blue,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Small specimen or border plant.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Flowers attract pollinators. Fruit is eaten by birds and other animals.
Native Habitats: Scrub, overgrown high pine, scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B