Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto)
The Sabal Palm, botanical name Sabal palmetto, is a small to medium sized palm tree with big green leaves that form a dense globular head. Native to the Southeastern US and West Bahamas, it can tolerate salt spray, so it’s an ideal palm tree for use in coastal areas and beachside planting from San Diego to Santa Barbara. It’s also known as the Cabbage Palm, due to its edible immature leaves, or "heart," which has a cabbage-like flavor. Its stately look makes it an ideal candidate for use as a street tree or for bringing a tropical splash to a landscape.
Drought tolerant, the Sabal Palm is cold hardy and loves full sun. It’s a slow growing fan palm that requires low to moderate water once established. Due to its slow growth rate, buy as big as you can to bring an instant tropical look and feel to your landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries has thriving Sabal Palm specimens grown and nurtured on our farms, in our local climate, ready for professional delivery and planting!
An attractive palm, during the late spring months, branched inflorescences contain thousands of tiny, creamy-white, fragrant flowers that attract pollinators. Homeowners may want to display the unique trunk pattern and big green leaves day and night. Feel free to install night time landscape lighting to light from behind or below, or use direct floodlights to silhouette it against light-colored walls. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro about placement ideas or take advantage of our free professional landscape design consultation in our nurseries.
A low maintenance palm, it looks fantastic on a variety of landscape styles, from tropical and sub-tropical to Mediterranean styles. Plant with Moon Valley Nurseries Super Charged Moon Juice and All Natural Planting Mulch for spectacular results. We can do all the work – from the design to delivery and installation. You buy it – we deliver and plant it!
Medium size, slower growing
Cold hardy and thrives in full sun
Very wide variety of landscape applications
Low maintenance and little pruning