Saw Palmetto, Scrub Palmetto, Silver Saw Palmetto
Serenoa repens 'Cinerea'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Serenoa (se-REN-oh-uh) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)
Cultivar: Cinerea

Category:

Herbs

Palms

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Auburndale, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Bristol, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Plainfield, Indiana

Vacherie, Louisiana

Cayce, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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Positive

On Oct 14, 2012, jlevert from Augusta, GA wrote:

S. repens grows very well in Augusta, GA. It much prefers sand and should be planted up to its neck when it is taken out of a container. It is a slow starter when first transplanted, but grows very fast after establishment. The flowers smell great, but the seeds smell horrible...for only a few days. S. repens is called Saw Palmetto for a reason: wear gloves and a heavy long sleeved shirt when pruning, unless you want tribal scaring on your hands and arms.

Neutral

On Apr 25, 2011, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

Ahh... Another Test Subject, and its a Native to the southern American. I'll Try this out in Zone 6a since I heard it could Grow in Zone 7a.