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Sabal rosei

Savannah Palmetto Palm

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Item #: 6876

Zones: 8b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 480" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

This little known palm hails from Mexico's west coast, where it can be found in tropical deciduous forests to 2,500' elevation from Culiacan south to Guadalajara. The 40' tall palms resemble the east coast Sabal palmetto, but with very stiff costapalmate leaves. Plants at Georgia's Bamboo Farm have taken 15 degrees F, and Alabama's Hayes Jackson reports that his plants have withstood 8 degrees F, so we think these are worth a try for gardeners willing to experiment. Sabal rosei prefers well-draining soils and sites in full sun. Thanks to Hayes for sharing seed from his plants.