Sabal minor or Dwarf Palmetto is a small palm with generally subterranean trunk. Older specimens can develop a trunk up to 3 m.
Widely spread in the south-east of the United States where it generally grows in humid areas: swamp, undergrowth, riverbanks but has been found in dry terrain in Texas as well.
One of the most hardy among sabal with -15 °C, can take -20 °C when older and for brief periods.
Chamaerops louisiana, Chamaerops acaulis, Corypha minor, Corypha pumila, Sabal adiantinum, Sabal deeringiana, Sabal louisiana, Sabal pumila, Sabal adansonii, Sabal deeringiana, Sabal glabra, Sabal louisiana
Blue Palm, Blue Palmetto, Blue Stem Palmetto, Bluestem Palmetto, Bush Palmetto, Dwarf Palmetto, Little Blue Stem, Little Blue Stem Palm, Little Bluestem, Scrub Palm, Scrub Palmetto
Fronds can be used for weaving.
South-east of the United States of America (USA)
Zone 7, -15 °C
Older specimens can resist to -20 °C for brief periods
Will do well in a variety of soils
Bisexual, a single specimen produces viable seed.
The inflorescence appears between the leaves.
Full sun or partial shade, will do better than other sabal in shade
6 to 12 months
- soak 1-2 days in lukewarm water
- sow in humid light soil
- maintain 25-30 °C
- make sure the soil is very well drained
- moderate irrigation
- Sabal minor: KENPEI