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Sabal palmetto

Photo credit J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Cabbage Palmetto

This palm is the State Tree of South Carolina and Florida. Should be planted in full sun. Blue-green leaves, and a trunk diameter up to about a foot-and-a-half. Native to coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida where it is found throughout the state. Much planted outside native range. Responds to water and fertilizer. The most common height is about 30 feet. Best in sandy soil. Often seen planted as large specimens collected from the wild in Florida.

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Height
30-100 Feet

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Spread
12-15 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Evergreen
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Sun Requirements
Full Sun