Sabal minor (Dwarf Palmetto)
Dwarf Palmetto is a small, usually stemless, slow growing shrub that adds tropical feel in the garden. It does well in damp, shaded places. After establishment, it is relatively drought-tolerant.
Dwarf Palmetto is a good accent plant for moist areas and will tolerate poor drainage. It prefers heavy soils, but is adaptable. It produces white blooms in the spring followed by clusters of black fruit. Fruits are edible and taste like dates.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part sun to shade
|Mature height||4-8 ft
|Mature spread||4-8 ft
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|