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Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant w/seeds: any interest?

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About 4-5 years ago I got this Sabal minor from Plant Delights in NC. S. minor Emerald Isle Giant is a variant of Sabal minor whose ancestors were rescued from a construction site near Emerald Isle, NC. It is notable for growing very large (up to 7' tall and 10' wide) with exceptionally blue 5' wide leaves. It is slow growing even compared to other Sabals. My mother palm is flowering and setting lots of seeds. Is there any interest for germinating and growing this palm on the forum? If so, I will clean them when ripe and post them for for sale. This is a very beautiful Sabal and quite cold hardy (see photos below). The rescued ancestors have been growing in Raleigh, NC.

Sabal minor Emerald Isle Giant, Cape Coral, FL

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Beautifull plant. Interesting collor and weird short inflorescences.....

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If you have any extra seeds they are welcomed here in New Jersey!;)

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Nice palm! @PalmatierMeg have you ever been to Emerald Isle, NC and the Crystal Coast? Sabal minor is everywhere there.  

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Are the seeds so close to the center of the palm because of wind (since I am assuming it gets pretty windy in Emerald Isle)? It is a nice looking Sabal minor that is for sure! 

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2 minutes ago, PalmTreeDude said:

Are the seeds so close to the center of the palm because of wind (since I am assuming it gets pretty windy in Emerald Isle)? It is a nice looking Sabal minor that is for sure! 

Most of the sabal minors on Emerald Isle grow in the maritime forest and in the salt marshes, protected from heavy ocean winds. I think this sabal minor is at the flowering stage, hence why the flower stalk may still be small. I don't know exactly when sabal minors flower and reproduce in SoFla. 

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Would definitely be interested. Beautiful S. minor!

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I am interested if you have any seeds left 

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5 hours ago, NC_Palms said:

Nice palm! @PalmatierMeg have you ever been to Emerald Isle, NC and the Crystal Coast? Sabal minor is everywhere there.  

Never been to either place.

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Got people interested so I won't compost the inflrescences. Seeds won't be ready for a while yet. I will post here & in Sale forum when they are.

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I would love some. I have several S. minor volunteers scattered under my live oak but they're the wild type, and pretty wimpy at that. Please put me on the list for notification when they're available. Thanks!

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