Sabal bermudana

Sabal bermudana

Sabal bermudana or Bermuda Fan Palm is strangely hardy though it is originally from from Bermuda where it never freezes.

In its habitat, it grows in dry terrain as well as lowlands.

Widely cultivated, it is endangered on the Bermuda island.

Growth is slow and its height is rarely above 10 m.

Synonyms:

Sabal princeps, Sabal blackburniana, Sabal beccariana, Inodes princeps

Common names:

Bermuda Fan Palm, Bermuda Palm, Bermuda Palmetto

Usage:

The fronds are used for weaving (hats, baskets, roofing, ropes…)

Origin:

Bermuda

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8, -10 °C

Soil:

Medium rich to poor soil, well drained

Height:

10 m



Flowering:

Bisexual, a single specimen produces viable seed.
The inflorescence appears between the leaves.

Propagation:

Sowing

Exposure:

Full sun, does not do well in shade or partial shade

Germination:

3 to 6 months

Sowing instructions:

  • soak 1-2 days in lukewarm water
  • sow in humid light soil
  • maintain 25-30 °C

Care:

  • make sure the soil is very well drained
  • moderate irrigation

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