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Sabal

Sabal (Palmetto Palm, Hardy Palmetto)

Many species, such as Sabal minor are US natives. Sabal palms are often overlooked as a perennial of a native plant garden. Sabal palms prefer warm summers and will not survive well in cool summer climates.


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Although many species, such as Sabal minor are US natives (including North Carolina), sabal palms are often overlooked as an important element of a native plant garden. Forever pushing the limits of cold hardiness to bring new plants to you, we have assembled a group of cold hardy sabal palms for sale from various seed sources. You can grow sabal palm trees in a mixed border for their dramatic bold foliage or as a mass naturalistic planting.

Some subterranean-trunked sabal palms can be grown as far north as Zone 6 which includes northern Oklahoma, Kentucky, southern Pennsylvania, and coastal Massachusetts. Sabal palm trees prefer warm summers and will not survive well in cool summer climates such as in the Pacific Northwest (try trachycarpus instead). In all cold climates, we recommend growing sabal palm trees indoors for a season planting outdoors. Winter mulch protection for the first few years is always helpful in colder climates. Some Sabal species, such as the shrub Sabal minor, grow as marginal plants near swamps in warmer locations, while the tree form Sabal palmetto and dwarf Sabal etonia grow in drier soils. When you're ready to buy Sabal palm trees for your garden, check our offerings of sabal palms for sale.

Check out our article onĀ Sabal minor.