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Puerto Rico Palmetto (Sabal causiarum)

Sabal Causiarum, or more commonly know as Puerto Rico Palmetto, is a tree with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Sabal. It has a slow growth rate and a height of 50 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is fall winter and spring, blooms during summer and is intolerant of shade. Sabal Causiarum or Puerto Rico Palmetto's floral region is Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Sabal
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Order: Arecales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: PR (N) VI (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Fall Winter and Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 75
  • Height Mature (feet): 50
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 340
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 8
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 30
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 55
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Salinity Tolerance: Medium
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 28
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 6437
  • Small Grain: No




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