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  • Sabal etonia

Sabal etonia

Scrub Palmetto, Corkscrew Palmetto
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£10.99

Quick Overview

  • Smaller stature palm
  • Greyish-green fan-leaved foliage
  • Requires full sun and summer heat
  • Deep sandy but fertile soil
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Description

Sabal etonia, Scrub or Cocksrcew Palmetto, is a smaller stature palmetto from the north-central, mid-central and south-eastern counties of Florida with greyish-green costapalmate foliage and an underground trunk similar to the growth habit of Sabal minor. It tolerates dry sandy soils and prefers a more free-draining substrate than Sabal minor. A nitrogen-rich fertile mix to which has been added washed sand, perlite and slow release fertiliser will produce reasonably fast growth. It is ideal for smaller scale gardens where a Chamaerops, for instance, would eventally become too large.

Sabal etonia is not as hardy as Sabal minor and in the UK will need a thick winter mulch and some crown protection during extremes of winter weather or in colder inland locations or whenever prolonged periods of sub-zero temperatures make exotic gardening just a little more challenging.

Additional Information

Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae
Sub-Family Coryphoideae
Synonyms Sabal adansonii var. megacarpa, Sabal megacarpa
Geographical Origin USA: Florida
Cultivation Full sun, summer heat. Deep, well-drained, mineral-rich, sandy soil. Water and feed well during summer; keep dry, mulch and protect during winter
Eventual Height 1.5-2m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy to about -7C, after that protect with fleece. Deep mulch. Protect with fleece during the worst of the winter freezes or prolonged periods of sub-zero temperatures

Sabal etonia

Scrub Palmetto, Corkscrew Palmetto
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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