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Re: A new species of palmetto, Sabal antillensis has been discovered
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 4/8/2017, 12:49 pm, in reply to "A new species of palmetto, Sabal antillensis has been discovered"
A neat looking Sabal. I want one. I could grow this as a container plant.
I didn't see anything in the article alluding to hardiness. Yes, I know it is found on tropical islands, but so is S. causiarum, and it has some amount of cold tolerance. Just being in the Sabal genus is encouraging on that front.
As to its form and habit, it seems to have something in common with Cordylines. ...If one can imagine a solitary trunked Cordy. I like the short petioles.
The Gary Hollars of the world need to get production started on these, at least in a limited way. And, we need to establish cold tolerance levels for this palm.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
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