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Care of the plant Sabal uresana or Sonoran palmetto.

Care of the palm tree Sabal uresana or Sonoran palmetto

The genus Sabal, family Arecaceae, includes about 15 species of palms native to the region between the southern United States and northern South America. Some species are: Sabal uresana, Sabal palmetto, Sabal mexicana, Sabal minor, Sabal bermudana.

Common name: Sonoran palmetto. This species is native to Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico.

They are large evergreen palm trees that reach 30 meters (98.4 feet) in height. The elegant fan-shaped leaves are bluish-green on young plants and green when mature. The small white flowers appear in long hanging clusters. The fruits are black.

They are used as isolated specimens, in groups of 3 or 4 specimens and in public parks. They are ideal for coastal gardens due to their resistance to wind.

The Sabal uresana needs full sun exposure and a warm climate. They resist frost down to -12 ºC (10.4 ºF).

They grow in any soil that has good drainage, be it sandy, rocky or stony. Planting in its final location is done in spring.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They are very drought resistant plants.

They do not need fertilizer.

They only need pruning to remove dry leaves.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in the nursery.

Images of the palm tree Sabal uresana or Sonoran palmetto

Sabal uresana
Sabal uresana