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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Palmettos are the most northern palm to grow in the United States. They were a common food source for southern Native American tribes.

    Latin Name

    Sabal palmetto


    Family

    Arecaceae


    Also Known As

    Cabbage Palmetto Carolina Palmetto


    Type of Plant

    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 40'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern United States, Caribbean


    History

    In 1785, William Blake of Charleston, SC sent seeds and plants to Mount Vernon, where they were like planted in the Botanic Garden.


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