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Sabal Palmetto Seedling Alive!
So most of the Sabal palmetto seedlings that came up last Summer are alive with the tops burned. But some are still completely green. Only a few were lost. We had a crazy long period of below freezing here this winter. It is currently in the 70s. Here are some. I did absolutly nothing with these protection wise.
Sabal palmetto (Bald Head Island), Sabal palmetto (Trifton Hardy) and Sabal sp. "Birimingham" seeds
I'm looking for seeds of some coldhardy Sabal palmetto provenances e.g. from Bald Head Island or Trifton Hardy.
I'm as well interested in seeds of Sabal sp. "Birmingham".
Of course I will pay a good price :).
Is this a palmetto, seems too small for a palmetto, im not sure ... .
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens Palms - January 2018
Took a stroll through the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens on January 14, 2018 and captured a few pictures of the palms I found there. I thought it was nice to see these palms doing so well in this climate. I think those are Sabal palms wrapped in burlap in the first photo. Some Sabal minor, Needle Palms, and European Fan Palms there as well.
Sabal ID (From Sprouted Seed)
I am hoping a Sabal guru can help me out. I am trying to ID the two seedlings in the picture, both harvested from different Sabal Palms. The one on the left (as you face the picture) was harvested from a Sabal Palm at Hurlburt Field AFB, Florida (near Destin / Fort Walton Beach). It was a tall, slim Sabal with a small, tight crown. The one on the right (as you face the picture) was harvested from a Sabal Palm at Lackland AFB, Texas (near San Antonio). It was a short, fat Sabal with a huge, overflowing crown. As you can see, the seed on the left is much smaller and rounded. I think the one on the left is Sabal palmetto and the one on the right is Sabal mexicana; mainly because I have read that the Sabal mexicana produces a much larger seed and that the tree has a larger crown than the Sabal palmetto. Can anyone confirm if I am right?
Thanks in advance.