Continuing on with our series on stubborn palms is kind Sabal palmetto, a palm on the state flag of South Carolina and Florida. The following descriptions highlight the huge diversity of species.
Sabmet palmetto (Palmetto Palm)
The 40-foot S. palmetto is the dominant thorny palm tree in the southeastern United States. Its original range ranges from northern Florida to coastal North Carolina. Like S. minor, the varieties are grown with seeds and represent certain genetic populations. (Hardness Zone 8-10)
S. palmetto & # 39; Bald Head Island & # 39; (Palmto Palm Island Island Bald Head)
The northernmost original S. palmettos habitat in the country is located on Bald Head Island, NC. We find that the seedlings of these plants are particularly winter resistant in our climate and show no damage since 1999. (Resistance Zone 7b-10)
S. palmetto & # 39; Lisa & # 39; (Lisa Palmetto Palm)
This is the most unusual congested form of S. palmetto leaf, and is said to have exceptional winter stamina. I have yet to try it in the country in zone 7b. (Hardness Zone 8-10, Bargaining)
S. palmetto Mt. Holly "(Mt. Holly Palmetto Palm)
This is another extremely winter-hardy form of S. palmetto, grown from the seeds of a plant in the mountain. Holly (west of Charlotte), North Carolina. Conceived in the 1960s, these 18-20 year olds survived -5 degrees F at their current position. We have had such in the garden since 1999, with no signs of damage. The leaves on this form are much narrower than what we consider to be typical S. palmetto.
S. palmetto & # 39; Rock Hill & # 39; (Rock Hill Palmetto Palm)
These S. palmettos originate from a stand in Rock Hill, SC (south of Charlotte NC). They were planted in the 1950s and survived a record low temperature of -8 degrees F in 1984/85. The leaves of this form are much wider than S. palmetto Mt. Holly showed slightly less winter stamina in our tests. (Endurance zones 7b-10)
S. palmetto & # 39; Tifton Hardy & # 39; (Tifton Hardy Palmetto Palm)
This seed strain of the original S. palmett in the southeast was collected by retired city gardener Noel Weston of Raleigh City on a trip through Tifton, Georgia, after a 1980s freeze that killed most palm trees. Noel found an intact specimen at the Tifton Hotel and collected seeds. Expect a trunk of 10 years in 15 years. The leaves on this form are as wide as S. palmetto Rock Hill & # 39 ;. (Endurance zones 7b-10)
S. rosei (Savannah Palmetto)
This little-known palm tree originates from the Mexican West Coast, where it can be found in tropical deciduous forests up to 2500 altitudes from the Cullian south to Guadalajara. The 40 tall palm trees are similar to the east coast of S. palmetto, but with very firm leaves of the kostapalmata. The plants at Georgia Bamboo Farm went 15 degrees F, and Alabama Hayes Jackson reports that his plants endured 8 degrees F, so we think these are worth a try for gardeners looking to experiment. S. rosei prefers well-drained soils and places in full sun. The small plants in our garden survived 9 degrees F in 2009, although the leaves burned. (8b-10 hardness resistance, at least)
Sabal sp. Tamaulipas (Mexican fishing palm)
(aka: S. minor YD 17-55) This unique, garden-grade palm tree was accumulated in S. minor, which is bizarre if you grew these two plants side by side. Sabal sp. Tamaulipas is S. minor on steroids that grow three times faster, with much larger leaves and much larger seeds. 6-foot-wide leaves (bends in the middle) adorn 8 & 39; high clusters. Our parent plant is from the 1988 Yucca Do seed expedition to Tamaulipas, Mexico, where these palms were found at 1,500 altitudes. Although apparently rot-free, older specimens develop a horizontal trunk up to 4 and 30 years old lying on the ground. Our oldest plants, installed in 1997, reached an elevation of 8 °. (Endurance zones 7b-10)
S. uresana (Sonoran Palmetto)
From as high as 4,500 altitudes in the valleys and foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental (Sonora and Chihuahua states) in western Mexico comes this native Sabal palmetto who has done well in 8 East Coast Zone gardens. S. uresana is very slow, but in the end (in the life of your childhood) it makes a stunning 30-foot tall tree with silver-green kostapalmata leaves and a contrasting dark brown trunk. If you like to experiment, Sabal she's really good to try.