Palmetto, Blue-stem or Dwarf

Sabal minor

  • Shrub-style fan palm with a trunk that remains underground

  • One of the cold hardiest palms in the world

  • Differs from the Saw Palmetto in that the Blue-stem has a smooth petiole

  • Fruit is black and about ½” in diameter


SE United States, from North Carolina to east Texas

USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Part shade is best

Soil Requirements

Prefers moist soil but can tolerate drought