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Dwarf palmetto, Bluestem palm
Sabal minor
Availability: Available in Lake Worth at  Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).

Growth Rate: Very slow.

Range: Southeastern United States south to St. Lucie, Glades and Charlotte counties.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

Light Requirements: Light shade to full sun.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Summer.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides moderate amounts of food and cover for wildlife. Nectar plant for butterflies. Attracts bee pollinators.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed from which the coating has been removed.

References: Nelson 2003, Schaefer & Tanner 1997

Comments: We are currently adding data for this species. If you would like to contribute to the development of this species account, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.

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