Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Sabal sp. Tamaulipas 'San Carlos'
San Carlos Tamaulipan Sabal Palm
Item #: 14878
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 72" tall
Sabal sp. Tamaulipas 'San Carlos' is our first offering of a disjunct population of the still unnamed Sabal sp. nov. Tamaulipas, from Villa Mainero, which is nearly 80 miles north of the original location of Sabal sp. Tamaulipas. We think this is probably the first commercial offering of plants from this population, which we grew from seed from our garden specimen, which was seed grown from a Bobby Ward/John Fairy/John Ignacio expedition to the San Carlos Mountains of Mexico in 1999, where it was collected at 2,100' elevation, growing with Tigridia pavonia, Quercus polymorpha, and Caesalpinia mexicana. Our nineteen year old plants are now 6' tall x 8' wide, and have had no problems with winter temperatures down to 7 degrees F. It is imperative that we get this rare palm established in more ex-situ conservation gardens.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Giant Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , North American Native Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Rain Garden Plants , Salt Tolerant Seaside Plants , Tropical Looking Plants , Xeriscaping Plants