- Common Name(s):
- Dwarf palmetto, Swamp palmetto
Sabal minor, commonly known as the dwarf palmetto, is a small species of palm. It is native to the deep southeastern and south-central United States and northeastern Mexico. It is naturally found in a diversity of habitats, including maritime forests, swamps, floodplains, and occasionally on drier sites. Drought tolerant, slow growth rate. Moderate salt tolerance.
Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer. Fruits are eaten by robins, raccoons, and many other birds and mammals.
- 10 ft.
- Alternate, palmately compound, fan-shaped blue-green leaves
- Small white flowers on large branched clusters in summer; fleshy dark blue drupe
- Sun to light shade; moist, well-drained soil
NCCES plant id: 1761