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Dwarf Palmetto, Bush Palmetto
Scientific Name: Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers.
Synonym: Corypha minor
Family: Arecaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-17,19-31
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: 12F (-11C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southeastern USA

Growth Habits: Very slowly growing up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m); trunkless, or with underground trunk; stiff, blue green, strongly costapalmate leaves

Watering Needs: Regular water, swampy ground OK

Propagation: Easy by seeds that germinate easily

Salt spray tolerant.

Blooming Habits:
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, much longer than the leaves, erect.

Fruiting Habits:
the fruits are black when ripe, 0.5 inch in diameter (12 mm).

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