Sabal Palm Tree
Cabbage Palm - 8' Size - $259.95
Low maintenance. Mostly for outdoor landscapes. Fast growing. Resistant to cold weather. Also known as Sabal palmetto, Sabal Palm, Carolina Palmetto, Florida Palm. -Real Palm Trees
Young trees first form a crown of costapalmate leaves. This means that the fans have a distinct midrib like a feather palm frond. This midrib causes the frond to curve downward. You can see this curve in the picture at the top of this page.
The young Sabal palm tree in this picture has the pretty basketweave trunk. This is done by leaving the boots on when you prune the old fronds off.
This palm tree picture shows young and mature Cabbage palms in bloom. Some have the basketweave trunk. The more mature trees have smooth trunks as the boots have fallen or been removed.
Sabal palm tree bark is tan to gray in color.
Sabal palm trees landscaping a Charleston, SC home.
The Florida and South Carolina state tree is the lowest maintenance palm tree you can grow.
It can be planted right on the beach or as far inland as you desire. It will adapt to any free-draining soil you plant it on. Air pollution does not affect it.
These palms are planted along stretches of highway in Florida.
Florida weather cycles between deluge and drought. An established Sabal palmetto palm tree will take this in its stride.
Dense stands of Cabbage palms can be found all over Central Florida. These trees are never fed, pruned or cared for in any way. They are just as beautiful as they are when planted in a cultivated landscape.
Transplanting and Pruning Sabal palms
Nearly all the leaves should be pruned off when a Sable palm is moved or installed.
Keep the soil moist until the tree roots in and spray the trunk occasionally as well. New leaves will soon sprout.
Another thing you should do when installing new Cabbage palms is stake them.
Sabal palms are reliably hardy to 10 degrees F. but I have heard reports of them surviving 7 degree weather.