Plant Details: Cabbage palmetto
6? - 10
This the state tree of Florida and South Carolina. Mature height is near 60'High in the warmer areas and produces a large crown up to 12'Wide of costapalmate, (re-curved V-shaped) palmetto fronds. The older fronds break off below the crown and the petioles base,(base of the leave) will persist for years. We have experienced great success with this species in (zone7a and b) when planting container grown specimens. For anyone considering buying a wild dug specimens read the note below.
For anyone considering buying a wild dug specimen here is some great advice. Always choose a freshly dug plant that has at least 8' of clear trunk. This is not including the crown!!! We have discovered along with many other palm nuts that smaller Sabal palmettos more often fail to recover from transplanted shock. All of the roots when cut at any point die so the palm must regenerate new roots from its base which creates a huge energy load from the Palms trunk. This is why one should always choose a largest freshly dug wild collected specimen with 8' plus clear trunk or larger. We expect to have a new crop ready late summer or early fall.
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