Sabalnyya palms Part II: Sabal minor

Sabal minor comprises a plurality of cold-resistant varieties, popular in southern landscapes. Below is a question of this important species.

Sabal minor (Dwarf Palmetto) This North American native can be found from North Carolina south to Florida and west to Texas. Unlike S. palmetto, S. minor forms underground stem that can grow at 5 and deeper, which explains its surprising hardiness. Interestingly, I found two wild specimens of S. minor in Coastal South Carolina from above-ground stems and Gary Holar found that most other places in South Carolina. We do not know with the & # 39 is this proliferation of these forms (stems) or when an underground barrel reached a point where its trunk can no longer grow in the natural downward direction. It will be interesting to find out, they will come true from seed. There are a number of these varieties which grow seeds, each of which represents a particular genetic form or population.

Minor & C. # 39; Bear shouting & # 39; (Bear Creek Dwarf Palmetto) I was very surprised to see it is the westernmost population S. minor in 2003 in Kendall County, Texas, near the famous town Lyukenbah (north of San Antonio). Here S. Minor grew along the creek flooded under a giant bald cypress, which were created in the steep valley below the dry desert. Palm leaves seemed a bit narrower, and the leaves are more considered (complex in the center) than I remembered on the other minor. In addition, several plants had more than one overhead barrel. Tall, very vertical flower spikes 7 "were much higher than what I usually see in the east of the country. (Hardiness zone 7b-10)

Minor & C. # 39; Bluntstaun Gnome & # 39; (Blountstown Dwarf, Dwarf Palmetto) It sprouts with very minor dwarf form found in Blountstown, Florida (west of Tallahassee), who shared with us the guru palm Saba, Dr. Kyle Brown of Florida. Mother plant matures in 18 "tall palm … rock garden! We can not promise that everyone will be as small as a parent, but so far it looks like this. (Hardiness 7b -10)

Minor & C. # 39; Castor-gnome & # 39; (Castor Castor, Dwarf Palmetto) When we were about batanizatsyyu Kastoria Bienvil Parish, Louisiana, in the middle of March 2004, we found a roadside crowded population of dwarf S. Minor with very narrow segments of leaves. The population of several dozen plants, and all seemed to have the same habit. (Hardiness zone 7b-10)

Minor & C. # 39; Emerald Island Giant & # 39; (Emerald Island Dwarf Palmetto) These unusual minor S. came from the coastal peninsula next to the Emerald Island, where they were rescued building plot elantychny palm enthusiast Alan Bruner. Subsequently, they were planted in many city parks district release. These minor S. radically different in habit and size of growth than most other forms. Although they grow much more slowly, producing only one or two leaves per year, eventually reaching the 7 & # 39; height x 10 & # 39; wide with enormous + 5 & 39; broad leaves. (Hardiness zone 7b-10)

Minor & C. # 39; McCurtain & # 39; (McCurtain Dwarf Palmetto) These plants are having a very energetic natural stand S. Minor in MakKurteyn County, Oklahoma, to the west of Folsama, Arkansas, near the Red River. According to the late Logan Calhoun (our original sources of seeds), seedlings of this population has experienced in Vici temperature to -24 degrees F, and produces seeds. (Hardiness zone 7b-10)

Minor & C. # 39; Oriental Giant & # 39; (Oriental giant dwarf palmetto) In 2006, I was lucky enough to accompany palm guru Harry Holara to see the 10-year-old giant C-minor, growing in Pamlico County, North Karelia, Eastern. Mother plants were grown in rich, sandy deciduous swamp. (Zone 7b-10)

Minor & C. # 39; Vudvil & # 39; (Woodville Dwarf Palmetto) (S. minor A2LA-034) When we were batanizatsyyu near Woodville, Michigan, at the end of February 2003, we found a 6-year-old minor to 7 & # 39; flower spike full of seeds. This may not seem strange, except that it was the only Sabal, which we have seen in our whole trip and did not shed seeds. I assumed that nothing good seed, but it is actually germinate. We do not know with the & # 39 is this a sign of a hereditary or not, but even if not, it is exceptionally large for a copy of this area, which should lead to more offspring. (Hardiness zone 7b-10)

S. minor var. Louisiana (Louisiana Palmeta) (syn .: S. Louisiana) This unusual native Gulf coast is found only in a few wetlands of Louisiana and eastern Texas, where it grows among the typical minor minor. Taksanamisty often reject it as a variant of S. minor, but the 6-year-old trunk seems to say otherwise. If you disagree, you may change your mind after a few strokes with the aforementioned 6-tall trunks. Perhaps we can see the specification in the process.

Although all plants seem to develop stem. S. minor var. Louisiana, at a mature age is 12 & # 39; height and resembles S. x texensis & # 39; Brazoryya & # 39; Sabal minor var. Since 1999, Louisiana has never showed damage from winter.