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Sabal palmetto 'Mocksville'
L. Green @ L. Green Gdn, NC

Sabal palmetto 'Mocksville'

Mocksville Hardy Tree Palmetto

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Item #: 12715

Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 480" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Thanks to hardy palm grower Larry Green for sharing seed from the Sabal palmetto growing at his former family home in Mocksville, NC (1 hour southwest of Winston-Salem). Larry tells us this Sabal palmetto was planted around 1980, and survived the mega-death winter of 1984/85 in NC. Larry's palm was grown from seed he collected years earlier from a Sabal palmetto at a motel in Fayetteville, NC, which also still survives. The broad fronds are less divided than some Sabal palmettos, and Larry tells us that Sabal palmetto 'Mocksville' begins flowering at a very young age. If you're interested in this hardier form of the normally unreliable Sabal palmetto, don't miss this special opportunity.

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