My Sabal miamiensis I germinated in 2015 from seeds I collected in Leu Garden, Orlando, has just finished ripening its crop of seeds for 2021 last week. I posted about this palm in 2020 because it has by far the largest seeds of any Sabal I have seen - twice as large as my first Sabal miamiensis I was gifted in 2008. See link below:
Photo 1: Left) Six seeds of S. miamiensis 'Leu Garden' - compared to - Right) six seeds of my older S. miamiensis 'Original' (2020)
The 2021 seeds are just as large as last year's and the mother palm flowered early this past spring weeks before any of my other Sabals, including my first miamiensis. Those seeds started ripening in August whereas other Sabal spp seeds won't ripen until late Oct. through Dec. When I posted the topic linked to above, it was suggested that this palm may be a hybrid of an S. miamiensis mother (from which I collected seeds in 2015) and a Sabal mexicana growing close by in Leu. In any case I have an excellent crop of seeds available and wonder whether PTers who experienced last winter's record cold in TX might find them worthy of growing for the future, esp. if they include mexicana genes. It is gratifying to see how much greater respect the Sabal genus has gained over the past few years. This hybrid has grown quickly and vigorously - for a Sabal - since I germinated its seed in 2015. No one has quantified how cold hardy S. miamiensis is as it is extinct in the wild and exists in only in botanical gardens and a few private collections. But I suspect its toughness will approach that of palmetto, perhaps even minor. See links regarding the history of this storied palm:
There is much more to read about the (pure) species but little or nothing about possible S. miamiensis hybrids. If you are interested in trying this hybrid, read on.
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Hi guys I’m fairly new to tropical gardening started this year in may and I have fallen head first into things and have learnt an awful lot already .
I've already got 2 x Phoenix canariensis - 5x Washingtonia robustas and a trachycarpus fortunei which are doing really well but I want to branch out abit and see what’s possible to grow in my area!
I live in the coastal village of Braunton in North Devon - south west England zone 9b and I’m around 10 meters above sea level .
I'm wondering if anyone has tried to grow syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina (supposedly hardy queen palm ) and Phoenix sylvestris (silver date palm) I’m the south of England or even England in general with any success?
thanks in advance
I just got a Sabal minor 'Louisiana' and I was wondering whether I should keep it outside or under growing light during winter. The next days autumn is hitting ans temps will go down to 40 °F/4,5°C in the night and daytime highs of 60°F/15,5°C.
Since the Sabal is still pretty small and I am in Central Europe USDA zone 7b I am gonna wait till next year to plant it outside. Will keeping it under growing light during winter reduce its cold hardiness for next year? Should I adapt it to the cold already?
By Tennessee Palms
This is one of the smaller Sabal Minors in my collection and it's a Florida variant. It's probably impossible to verify the exact strain but anyway, how likely is it to flower next year? I know that some variants flower immediately after they open their first mature frond.
By Tennessee Palms
Alright, so I'm aware of Naturalized Populations of Sabal Minor across Tennessee, however there's a specific population in Hardin County which makes absolutely no sense and I'm convinced that these are naturally occurring wild minors. I took this picture back in the spring, I'll try to get a more recent picture this week. I'm curious if there are more wild minors of this size across the state.