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Sabal 'Birmingham'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sabal 'Birmingham'

Birmingham Palmetto Palm

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Item #: 4084

Zones: 7a to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 180" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States Hybrid

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


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Sabal 'Birmingham' has been one of the most talked-about palms in the hardy palm groups for years. The original palm, grown from California-supplied seed, survived for more than 40 years in a private garden before being moved to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Alabama in 1976. The fronds of Sabal 'Birmingham' appear similar to, but slightly coarser than, a Sabal palmetto. Eventually this palm will get a trunk, but nothing the size of a typical palmetto. The original palm died (after too many re-locations) within the garden. All plants are seed-grown from the original offspring distributed by Woodlanders. Many experts feel this is possibly a hybrid between Sabal mexicana and Sabal palmetto. We recommend protection...for newly planted Sabal 'Birmingham' during the first couple of winters. Our plants are 2-year-old seedlings.