Tamaulipas Dwarf Palmetto, Mexican Minor, Tamaulipas palm
Sabal Minor 'Tamaulipas'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sabal (SAY-bal) (Info)
Species: Minor (MY-nor) (Info)
Cultivar: Tamaulipas

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Palms

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Augusta, Georgia

Plainfield, Indiana

Centreville, Maryland

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Prosperity, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 3, 2012, JulioABQ from Albuquerque, NM wrote:

Very surprised with this palm, I had a small seedling on a large pot then in the summer it yellowed and I thought it died and left the pot outside all winter, then spring came and new leafs came out and now it's doing great. Can't wait to put it in the ground.

Positive

On Jun 12, 2012, jlevert from Augusta, GA wrote:

Excellent palm. The trunk crawls along the ground after a while. This palm blooms at least a month before any of the other Sabals, including Sabal minor.

Neutral

On Nov 9, 2011, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have to say it did live thought 4 degree winter but it died later on in the summer. This Palm can't get the Job done in Indiana. This is more of house Palm anywere above 7a.