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Sabal minor 'Arkansas' Seedling
So I ordered these Sabal minor seeds a long time ago and used the baggy method. The only thing was the area they were in was cool, so only one of the 5 seeds germinated so far. The ones that did not were put into a smaller community pot outside so they will be warm and hopefully I get a few more to germinate. Anyone have any Sabal minor 'Arkansas' they can share? Pictures?
Northeast/Mid Atlantic Palm Discussion
By Nj Palms
Hey all I created this forum for people in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic to discuss and banter about palms in our region!Post any sightings in stores or your own.Any interesting things about palms is also accepted, and of course any questions or concerns are more than welcome to be posted on this sub forum!Thanks for all the information you guys provide.
Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf 1g Seedlings: 5 only
I have five extra Sabal minor Blountstown Dwarf 1g seedlings from my mother palm's 2016 harvest. This delightful, coldhardy little Sabal grows just 18" tall and 30-36" wide. That is precisely the size of my mother palm when I took her photo yesterday. Her tiny fronds form a 60 degree angle. She flowers/seeds only every 2-3 years and produces a bodacious harvest of 60-75 seeds. Last year she did not flower probably because we had a searing drought. So far this spring I've seen no signs of an inflorescence. All her offspring germinate true. I have no other Sabal minors nearby. I have nearly a dozen of her offspring planted on our property. I am posting a photo of one of them in a planter box by the garage. It also is from the 2016 crop and I planted it last spring. It is growing happily and soon to go palmate. The five seedlings I am selling are still strap leaf and begging to be planted or up-potted. A palm this tiny is easy to protect from a northern winter and will never outgrow its protection. I know of one person who keeps his potted year round and has shown photos of it seeding. This delightful little Sabal piqued my interest in S. minor uber dwarfs and I have several variations from other geographical areas.
Before I get to the photos, the particulars:
Cost: $20 per palm
Shipping: $10 for 1 palm, $15 for more than one. Palms sent Priority Mail without pots & soil, roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap & foil
Payment via Paypal
No shipping overseas. No shipping to HI
NOTE: PM me if you are interested. Please do not try to contact me via Status Update - I will not respond
Seedlings for sale
Sabal minor 'McCurtain' Street View
I looked around southern McCurtain county, Oklahoma and found some palms on street view in Google Maps. It is like an online Easter egg hunt!
Sabal minor Chipola Dwarf: another super dwarf Sabal
Last week I received seedlings from yet another super dwarf Sabal minor. This one is Chipola Dwarf from Marianna in NW FL. One of my seedlings is starting to go palmate. This palm is a bit larger than the better known Bountstown Dwarf and Wakulla Dwarf. It is a bit larger than those two palms (18" high x 30" wide). Adults can reach 5' high x 2' wide. All three dwarfs can be found within 50-75 miles of Tallahassee and SE, SW and NW of it. I've been looking for this one for quite a while without success. I moved them into 2g pots. Right now they don't look particularly distinctive but I look forward to growing them. These tiny Sabal minor dwarfs have promise for cold winter climates and can be easily protected. I know of someone in the Midwest who grows Blountstown in a pot and had them seed successfully. Very cool little palms that should be more easily available. However, tiny palms don't produce bumper crops of seeds. My largest Blountstown has not produced even 100 seeds in a crop. This year, probably because of our severe drought, it has not flowered at all. Enjoy.
Sabal minor Chipola Dwarf