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Common Names: blue palm, blue palmetto, dwarf palm, dwarf palmetto, bluestem palmetto, Louisiana palmetto.
Sabal minor is one of the few palms able to survive regions with hard winters. It is grown by gardeners and landscapers for this reason. These tend to remain trunkless and smaller than those from warmer areas. This palm has reportedly been grown as far north as Rhode Island on the east coast of the U.S..
zone 7 - 11
Seeds are buoyant and salt resistant, requiring no pretreatment in order to break dormancy. Germination is hastened by planting seeds in moist sand at 38° F for 30 days. Optimum planting depth is 0.5 – 1 inch in light soil. Seed survival is reported to be low due to consumption by animals. It is reported that as little as 9% of 620,000 seeds produced per acre survived frugivory, that's why I would recommend to start them indoors in a container..
First year growth consists of the primary root, one fully expanded leaf, and a rhizomatous stem