Sabal minor

dwarf palmetto, blue-stem palmetto

Arecaceae (Palmae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 4-9 ft    Width: 4-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white,NA
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      brown,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a small specimen shrub in moist areas. Can also be used in floodplains.
Propagation: Seeds.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Used by birds for nesting and food. A wide variety of animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Shallowly inundated floodplain forest, shallow set sinks, hydric seep slopes and immediately adjacent mesic slopes, hydric hammock, moist mesic hammock adjacent to streams.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B