Manalto Posted September 28, 2021 Report Share Posted September 28, 2021 (edited) This is probably the one millionth question that's been asked about the rate of growth of sabal palms but I just can't help myself. About a year ago, I bought a Sabal causiarum from North Texas Cold Hardy. It was mail order, so quite small. Since then, it's produced a couple of leaves, and is now about 4 feet tall at the highest leaf tip. It's planted among naturalized Sabal minor (the foliage on the left) that are growing throughout the shady areas of my property. This spot gets plenty of light, with dappled shade from high branches of a live oak in the middle of the day. We've had a nice warm, wet summer (nothing unusual for the Gulf Coast) which I imagine has helped encourage growth. When there is a rare lag in rainfall, I'm diligent about giving it a drink. I have fertilized lightly. In your experience, what can I expect in the years to come? I ask because it's planted near the property line in the hopes of creating a mass of foliage to screen for privacy until it grows tall enough to be a proper palm (if I live that long). I love the fat trunks of this species (seen only in photos, although I'm sure I've seen them in Puerto Rico when I didn't know what I was looking at) and hope to at least see the beginnings of one in mine. Any advice to optimize the growth rate of this palm is welcome. Edited September 28, 2021 by Manalto 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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