Unusual Sabal Palmetto In St. Marys, Ga
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:38 AM
Okay, hopefully I'll be able to upload a photo or two. This is the unusual Sabal I referred to in a post on the Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board. What makes it unique is that it is more than twice the diameter of a typical Sabal palmetto (this is below the boots). It has a diameter of 27 inches. The most robust Sabal I've ever seen aside from this one is a very tall, old one at the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Georgia, and this one was barely 18 inches in diameter. This one is so large that I was sure it was Sabal mexicana, S. domingensis, or something similar. I have procured a lot of seeds and donated many of them to the seed bank for our members to try. My thinking is that a robust Sabal = a hardy Sabal!
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