Saw Palmetto

(Serenoa Repens)

The Saw Palmetto is right at home in Coastal South Carolina. It has a low profile and stands up to the wind and cold well. It makes a great addition as a group to any home or business.

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens)

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  • Works great as ground cover
  • Cold Hardy to 0F
  • Slow
  • 5 - 10 ft. tall and wide
  • Likes full sun
  • Water 2-3 times per month

About the Saw Palmetto

The Saw Palmetto is one of the most common palm tree types in South Carolina. It is a low growing fan palm with stiff leaves and spiny stem.

The tree usually grows along the ground and seldom has an upright trunk. It is a very hardy palm that can survive temperatures below 0°F. This palm can be used as a ground cover or an under story plant.

For all of these reasons we recommend the Saw Palmetto for Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Kiawah SC and surrounding areas.


Caring for your Saw Palmetto

We’ll be adding detailed information for taking care of your Saw Palmetto. For now, though check out our general tips for palm tree care.

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