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Swamp Palmetto Sabal minor

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Description

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.

Cultivars:
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#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#coastal#mammals#food source#highly beneficial coastal plants#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
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#evergreen#birds#wildlife plant#salt tolerant#coastal#mammals#food source#highly beneficial coastal plants#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sabal
    Species:
    minor
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt