Bermuda Palmetto
Sabal bermudana

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sabal (SAY-bal) (Info)
Species: bermudana (ber-MEW-dan-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California (2 reports)

Thousand Oaks, California

Augusta, Georgia

Cayce, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 27, 2012, jlevert from Augusta, GA wrote:

This palm has huge leaves and huge seeds. It grows well and makes a dramatic statement. Very distinctive.

Positive

On Oct 25, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the largest Sabals and though slow here in So Cal, makes an impressive garden statement. Most of the Sabals tend to look alike, so other than size, this one is fairly typical. They all have enormous costapalmate leaves (palmate with a marked curve and V shape to them).