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Sabal Palmetto “Lisa” Vs Sabal Palmetto

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Since Sabal "Lisa" Is a mutation of Sabal Palmetto, are the cultural requirements the same in regards to growth, nutrients, and cold hardiness; or, because it is a mutation, is it possibly slower and less cold hardy etc... I am in the process ( I hope) of attaining what appear to be the real thing. Obviously I am hoping they are not too finicky and will someday have some nice size to them. I am hoping they would have the same cold tolerance for central Texas.

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Swolte

I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the mutation can occur in several varieties. I thought I had a S. Causiarum 'Lisa' (which didn't turn out to be Lisa... :rolleyes:)  

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Collectorpalms
38 minutes ago, Swolte said:

I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the mutation can occur in several varieties. I thought I had a S. Causiarum 'Lisa' (which didn't turn out to be Lisa... :rolleyes:)  

A Sabal Causarium by itself is wonderful! I have no idea why I never planted one. I now do have a few seedlings of Causarium that I will plant when they are large enough I can tell they are different. I planted a Sabal Domingensis that turned out to be a Sabal Louisiana. At least it looked great after the freeze.

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PalmatierMeg

As far as I know Sabal Lisa has the same hardiness as standard S. palmetto. The Lisa leaves seem to be thicker and sturdier and have the feel of plastic. Well worth trying.

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Jimhardy

I think I remember reading somewhere that the "cupped" leaves

(canoe shaped) is a good early indicator of "Lisa" traits can't tell as

much with the one on the right but the one on the left looks like

it has this....cant remember what the % of them having this trait is,

I would guess 8-10 out of 15?  Looks like you may have hit the jackpot:)

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