Florida Scrub Palm
Item #: 3857
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 48" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This cute north-central Florida endemic to very dry, sandy soils has proven to be another great cold-hardy palm for us in Zone 7b. Sabal etonia is effectively a dwarf, subterranean, trunked Sabal palmetto with the same costapalmate leaves (the center of the leaf folds downward). Our 12-year-old specimen measures 4' tall x 8' wide. Sabal etonia also has much smaller leaves with narrower leaf segments than either Sabal minor or Sabal palmetto. As the leaves age, expect small threadlike filaments to appear on the leaves...great for sewing if you find yourself on a central Florida sand dune without a needle and thread.