Project Description

Sabal Palmetto: Cabbage Palm

-Light Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
-Water Req: Moderate
-Height: 30- 40 ft.
-Growth Rate: Moderate

The Sabal palm, or Cabbage palm, is native to Florida as well as to coastal regions of North and South Carolina and Georgia. The Cabbage Palm is the state tree of both South Carolina and Florida. The name “cabbage palm” comes from its edible young leaves which has a cabbage-like taste. A healthy Cabbage Palm has round canopy atop a trunk 10–16 inches in diameter and up to 40 feet tall. The Sabal Palm is both cold and drought tolerant and will tolerate of salt spray on its foliage but will not tolerate salt in and around its roots.