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Palmetto

Sabal_ spp.

Palmetto or palmetto palm is a common name used for several different palms. Most are drought-tolerant trees that grow well in full sun. They range in height from 10 to 70 feet, and may grow 6-18 feet wide. They are slow-growing palms that are commonly used in home landscapes.

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Height:

8 to 20 feet

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6-18 feet wide

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9-11

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Belize thatch palm
Belize thatch palm
(Sabal mauritiiformis) leaves are used as a roofing material in its native habitat of Central America and Mexico. The fan-shape leaves are green on top and silvery underneath. It grows as a single-trunk palm to 50 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 10-11
Cabbage palm
Cabbage palm
(Sabal palmetto) is also commonly called palmetto or sabal palm. It's native to the Southeastern United States, Bahamas, and Cuba and forms a thick trunk with persistent old leaf bases. The leaves are deep olive-green and shaped like the palm of a hand. It grows 70 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 9-11
Dwarf palmetto palm
Dwarf palmetto palm
(Sabal minor) usually grows like a shrub that reaches 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Its leaves are 4 feet wide, and may be deep green or bluish-green. This is among the hardiest of palms. It is reliably hardy in Zones 9-11, and with protection may survive in Zones 7 and 8.
Puerto Rico hat palm
Puerto Rico hat palm
(Sabal causiarum) is a majestic palm growing 60 feet tall and 18 feet wide. Its smooth trunk is nearly white and can reach 3 feet thick. This palm gets its name from the hats made from the leaves. It makes an excellent street tree in Zones 9-11
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