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Sabal etonia

Florida Scrub Palm

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Item #: 3857

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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.