Plant Details: Rio Grande Palmetto
Category Palms  
Zone: 7? - 12
 
Out_of_stock: Y
Common Name Rio Grande Palmetto Variety  
Regional Names Mexican Palm
Botanical Name Sabal mexicana
Description A beautiful Central American species and in Mexico it is referred to as Palma de Sombrero, but it is called the Texas Palm here in the states. It also is a very large and robust species growing up to 50'High and have a crown of up to 25'Wide. Sabal mexicana can have from 10-25 fronds living at any one time and has strongly costapalmate fronds that recurve down sharply. Sabal mexicana mirrors its close cousin S. palmetto by growing in varied similar habitats naturally. It occurs in the wild in a wide variety of conditions from dry clay to wet mucky soils in full sun to full shade. Very threatened in Texas where its natural range was near 35,000 acres now currently has a population covering ONLY 32 ACRES due to over harvesting for lumber, development, and farming. This species has not shown susceptibility to lethal yellowing disease which is a plus for its survival. Sabal mexicana is very drought tolerant when established, can tolerant temporary flooding and is cold hardy with frond damage reported at 5 degrees F.
Notes
We expect to have at least the 1 gal. size available spring 2018. This has been a super reliable cold hardy palm for us just south of Atlanta, I think we are considered 7B? This palm grown beautifully and looks gorgeous even in the winter despite a couple of back to back days in the low teens.
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
Y
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
Y
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
N
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2017-04-18 23:33:25.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
28.00
3 Gallon
48.00
Last Update:
2017-04-18 23:37:19.0
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