Sabal or Cabbage Palm

Sabal or Cabbage
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to Part shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: Yes
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 25 – 60 ft.
Mature Spread: 10 – 15 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Any
Salt Tolerance: High
Hardiness Zone: 8b-11

Cabbage Palm, Sabal palmetto

 This is our Florida State Tree and rarely sold in containers. Most trees are dug up from the wild in sizes from 10 to 25 ft. in overall height. The Cabbage palm got its name from the early pioneers who harvested the bud (heart), cooked it and called it swamp cabbage. This is the most commonly seen native palm in Florida’s Pine Woodlands and the Everglades. Also it is one of the most commonly used palms in landscaping in the State.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247