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7A Sabal yard tour. palmetto, minor, brazoia, birmingham, louisiana, dwarf minor

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Sabal tour.   A quick tour of some Sabal palms in my backyard.  

 

Side note: You will notice the pure palmetto besides being elongated has pronounced curved fronds.  

 

 

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Dartolution

Love all the sabals @Allen!

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amh

Looks great.

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ColumbusPalm

This was great! What a paradise 

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teddytn

Just fantastic. Hard to believe this is in TN and not south GA or north FL. There’s no damage on anything after the winter we had last year :greenthumb:

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DCA_Palm_Fan

That's pretty amazing what you've been able to do there in a 7A!  Love it.  looks fantastic! 

 I think my favorite Sabal you have is the large minor seen starting at 1:33 into the video.   It's funny, now that I live in a zone 10A and can grow so many things, I still love my cold hardy palms.  Minors are common here in the wild.   I've seen some very large ones.   I think I'm going to get another one and grow it as a pot palm on my patio.  I have zero palms native to FL.  Shame on me. haha.    The last Minor I had I planted in ground on the south east corner of my house in Alexandria Virginia.  That was 2011.  It is still there and going strong. I'm sure there are seedlings all over the area now.   Its a warm 7B there and the microclimate its in is more 8A.   Here is a pic of it i pulled of of google streetview.  

 

 

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Hellbilly33

What do you do to protect the palmettos and windmill palms?  Have you or anyone you know of tried a bismark silver? With protection of course. My windmill I do minimal protection just a loose tarp over the top not air tight or even to the ground. Christmas lights.  The artic blast of 2020 I just got some leaf burn but not even a whole frond was damaged. Never had any other damage before and it grows 12-20” a year.  Also where can I get sabal Louisiana and sabal brazo’s? 

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Hellbilly33

I meant artic blast of 2021. Also we had frost all the way into late April this year. I think it gets colder every year. 

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N8ALLRIGHT
56 minutes ago, Hellbilly33 said:

 Also where can I get sabal Louisiana and sabal brazo’s? 

You're going to have to dig a little. I'd start with plant delight's nursery, they had brazoriensis last I checked. Also ebay or Etsy. 

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Allen
2 hours ago, Hellbilly33 said:

What do you do to protect the palmettos and windmill palms?  Have you or anyone you know of tried a bismark silver? With protection of course. My windmill I do minimal protection just a loose tarp over the top not air tight or even to the ground. Christmas lights.  The artic blast of 2020 I just got some leaf burn but not even a whole frond was damaged. Never had any other damage before and it grows 12-20” a year.  Also where can I get sabal Louisiana and sabal brazo’s? 

Etsy lists Louisiana and brazoria for sale right now.  Plant delights has them as well.  Not trying a Bismark anytime soon.  The palmetto doesn't need any protection when small unless temps go really low under 5F and I might just throw a pile of mulch or leaves over middle.  Windmill palms get protected with lights and frost cloth.  I have a "Palm Protection Method Photos Master Thread" thread you can look up.  

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Hellbilly33

When you say sabal minors need no protection do you also mean like 1-2year old seedlings need none in zone 7?  And for palmettos, only need protection at 5f? That’s interesting, my palmettos are about 3-4’ tall and we don’t get much more than a couple nights to 7 nights below 10f each winter if at all. I may just leave everything on it’s own this winter besides xmass lights on the windmill and maybe frost cloth if it goes into 15f and below with cold days or tarp if freezing rain.  But it would be nice to leave 1-3 year old sabal minor variety seedlings out planted with just a pile of leaves or straw on them for extreme cold vs leaving them in containers for a season or two then planting in zone 7

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