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Serenoa repens /Saw Palm

Serenoa repens  / Serenoa repens
Stalk of seeds on the saw palm
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Stalk of seeds on the saw palm

Silver-gray fronds

Tight cluster of fronds

Specimen palm

Mass of this palm at Wild Dunes, SC

Specimen palm at the Columbia, SC Botanical Garden

Close-up of palm fronds

Coarse textured foliage a nice contrast to other plants in grouping

Close-up of foliage

Silver-gray foliage of this palm massed around the trunk of an oak tree

Mass planting in South Carolina

At close range to the silvery-gray foliage

Silvery-gray foliage an standout in a landscape

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Scientific Name: Serenoa repens
Common Name: Saw Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This palm can form thickets in its native coastal habitats in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The horizontally growing stems or trunks produce a profusion of silver-gray palm-shaped fronds. Leaf stems have sharp thorns. Well adapted for sandy soils.