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Dominican Palm, Dominican Palmetto, Latanier, Cana
Scientific Name: Sabal domingensis Becc.
Synonym:
Family: Arecaceae

Sabal domingensis
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12-17, 19-31
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: 20F (-7C)

Heat Tolerance: Grows well in hot dry inland areas

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Hispaniola (Haiti, San Domingo), eastern Cuba

Growth Habits: Solitary palm, up to 60 feet tall (18 m); trunk, 2 feet in diameter (60 cm), with lower part clean and the top with dried leaf bases; costapalmate leaves, 4 feet long (1.2 m), with the tip of each segment is split in two; petioles 5 to 6 feet long (1.5-1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Prefers good drainage, rather drought tolerant

Propagation: Easy by seeds that germinate in 2 to 6 months


Sometimes encountered as Sabal blackburniana or Sabal umbraculifera.

Blooming Habits:
The flower stalks appear in the spring, 3 feet long (90 cm) among the leaves, even on young palm trees. The flowers are creamy white, 0.25 inches long (0.8 cm)

Fruiting Habits:
Spherical black fruits, generally flattened on the end, 0.6 to 0.8 inch in diameter (15-20 mm).


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