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Sabal minor

Common Name(s):
Dwarf palmetto, Swamp palmetto
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Height:
10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, palmately compound, fan-shaped blue-green leaves
Flower:
Small white flowers on large branched clusters in summer; fleshy dark blue drupe
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Palm
Tags:
coastal, cpp, mammals, highly beneficial coastal plants, birds, wildlife, food, salt tolerance, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1761

Sabal minor Sabal minor
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Sabal minor Sabal minor
Steven Martin, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0