Dwarf Palmetto Details

Dwarf Palmetto

  • Botanical Name: Sabal minor
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Screen - Visual, Container, Border - Mixed
  • Ornamental Value: White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 4'
  • Plant Height: 4'


This very slow-growing, ground-hugging, rugged palm produces pale green or bluish fan-like leaves atop spineless stems. Although this plant grows natively in areas of high to moderate moisture, once it is established in a garden setting, it is fairly drought tolerant. Its BB-sized fruits are edible and taste like dates.

Shrub Care Guide

Dwarf Palmetto Photos