Palmetto, Saw

Serenoa repens

  • Salt tolerant

  • Extremely versatile, can be found from seaside dunes to wetlands.

  • Slow growing bush type palm may develop an arching trunk to 8’ tall.

  • Berries are used as a treatment for an enlarged prostate gland, and to help improve urinary flow. They may even help prevent prostate cancer.

  • Berries also attract wildlife, including bears.


Coastal plains from South Carolina to southeastern Louisiana

USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Full sun to part shade

Soil Requirements

Can tolerate drought or moist soils