Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto)
Sabal palms, or Cabbage palmettos, can be used in a wide variety of landscape styles from tropical and subtropical to Mediterranean styles. This palm initially appears as fronds growing directly from the ground, but after a few years, begins to develop a unique trunk pattern, formed from the old fronds that have been trimmed off.
Sabal palmettos are adaptable to many types of soil from brackish coastal soils to salty desert soils. They are very hardy to winter cold and are commonly grown in full sun Because they are slow grower they are easy to maintain, but this also means it takes some time for these palms to develop.
Medium size, slower growing
Cold hardy and thrives in full sun
Very wide variety of landscape applications
Low maintenance and little pruning