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Silver Saw Palmetto

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Silver Saw Palmetto, Serenoa repens 'Cinera', typically grows 10-12 ft. tall or morel, with fan shaped leaves that may be 1 1/2 to 2 ft across with harsh, sharp, saw-like teeth, along the petiole. The coloration comes from the natural protective coat of wax on the leaf. Fruit are orange to black when mature. Palmettos are a ubiquitous symbol of Florida providing a sense of place in the Florida landscape. Saw Palmetto is ultra easy growing and highly adaptable palm with high drought, salt, flood, sun to shade and cold tolerance throughout central and south Florida. Palmettos sustain many forms of life including pollinators, birds, and mammals making this a desirable wildlife plant. The large and distinctive leaves provide a great texture for landscaping. Blue or Silver Saw Palmetto has extra wax on the foliage that gives it the blue-silver color. This type naturally occurs from the Lake Wales ridge in Florida through to the dunes of the Atlantic coast dunes.

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