Palm Tree beauty from Florida
The massive grey trunk of the Palmetto Palm gets a somewhat braided look over the years when the dying rests of the falling leave stalks covering it. Its beautiful blue-green to green coloured circular fan leaves are deeply and almost until the leaf stalk cut in, and are collapsed along the middle rib. In terms of soil the Palmetto Palm is rather modest and grows in swamp areas as same as in sandy soils near the coast and can be labeled slightly frost-resistant as well. Usually it grows one to three new wreath of leaves during one year.
The Sabal palmetto has its origin in the Southeast of the USA and is considered a landmark of Florida. However, it is also widely spread in the US states of North Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, as well as on the Bahamas.
Bonsai suitability: No