||Serenoa repens is another under used native palm which has a large range across the southern US from South Carolina to Texas. This green form is the dominate form of this species and well known in the medical field for the properties it offers in fighting disease. The fronds are commonly used by crafters for make palmetto hats and other woven crafts, such as hats. This species is very similar to the dwarf palmetto, but there are 3 big differences. 1st it will form a slender trunks usually multiple in numbers on mature specimens. 2nd the frond are smaller and rigid and almost cupped in shape. 3 is the frond stem or petioles are serrated like a saw blade, hence it's common name Saw Palmetto. A small short trunk to 6' in height will develop in warmer climates, but in cooler zone 7, the Serenoa repens rarely develops a sizable trunk. Planted on the southern exposure side or as an under story plant in a forest will offer the best chance for success in cooler climates.