Sabal uresana
Savannah palmetto, Palma blanca, Sonora palmetto, the Blue Sabal

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 Sabal uresana

   

Description

   

Locality:

Northern Mexico, possibly into the most southern parts of New Mexico/Arizona.

Cold Hardiness: 

unlcear, prob. low 20's F

Trunk type:

Medium size, retained leaf bases until older.

Leaf type:

Medium sized blue costopalmate leaves.  The segments are deeply divided (see photos) with a fairly long petiole.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary

Maintenance:

Easy.  Tolerates hot sun and dry winds.

Speed of growth:

Medium

Height:

To about 25 to 30 feet.

Soil requirements:

Sandy, but very adaptable.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun, especially to get the nice blue color.

General Description:

A nice medium to large fan palm with a very nice blue color.  It is much faster growing than Brahea armata and more cold hardy than Bismarckia nobilis.  A good choice for those who are in somewhat colder areas and want color in their garden.  Reasonably rare.

Other Notes:

Can be grown in more tropical areas as well.  For nice blue color, best to get wild collected seeds to avoid hybrids.

Further Data:

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