Saw Palmetto Palm

Saw Palmetto
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture:
Native: Yes
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3 – 10 ft.
Mature Spread: 4 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Any
Salt Tolerance: High
Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Saw Palmetto Palm, Serenoa repens

This native palm is very slow growing and seen in large clumps throughout Florida’s woodlands. It is also widely used in commercial landscaping to meet mandatory, native County Code requirements. The leaves are green or bluish-grey in color and have short, saw-tooth thorns along the stems of each frond. They produce flower stalks among the leaves which bear fruit/seeds. These berries are harvested and sold to manufacture medicinal tonics well known for health remedies.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247