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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers.
dwarf palmetto
SAMI8

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 4
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 9.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Gray-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.5
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 50
CaCO3 Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 100
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 18
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 2000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/19/2018 12:36 AM CST