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Sabal Yapa/Yapa Palm, Huano Palm

Sabal Yapa / Sabal Yapa
Basal portion showing smooth petioles of the Yapa Palm
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Basal portion showing smooth petioles of the Yapa Palm

Huge, deeply segmented fronds

A single frond

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Scientific Name: Sabal Yapa
Common Name: Yapa Palm, Huano Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This palm grows in Belize and Cuba. It prefers alkaline soils. Fronds which are deeply cut are quite large. Fronds from this palm are are used in thatch roofs.