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Sabal sp. Tamaulipas

Mexican Scrub Palm

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Item #: 6222

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

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

(aka: Sabal minor YD 17-55) This unique, garden-worthy palm has been lumped into Sabal minor, which is bizarre if you have grown these two plants side by side. Sabal sp. Tamaulipas is a Sabal minor on steroids growing three times as fast, having much larger leaves, and much larger seed. The 6' wide costapalmate (bends in the middle) leaves adorn the 8' tall x 12' wide clumps. Our parent plant is from a 1988 Yucca Do seed expedition into Tamaulipas, Mexico, where these palms were found around 1,500' elevation. Although seemingly trunkless, older specimens develop a horizontal trunk up to 4' long that lays on the ground.