Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Sabal minor var. louisiana
Louisiana Palmetto Palm
Item #: 5175
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 144" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun ?
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(syn: Sabal louisiana) This unusual Gulf Coast native is found only in a few swampy areas of Louisiana and east Texas, where it grows among typical Sabal minor. Taxonomists often dismiss Louisiana palmetto palm as a variant of Sabal minor, but the 6' tall trunk seems to say otherwise. If you don't agree, perhaps you'll change your mind after a few whacks with those aforementioned 6' tall trunks. Perhaps we are seeing speciation in progress or perhaps a relictual natural hybrid as in Sabal x brazoriensis. Sabal minor var. louisiana will reach 12' tall when mature and resembles Sabal palmetto in form, although it's a good bit more winter hardy.
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Southwest Garden Plants
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