Serenoa repens

  • Family name: Arecaceae
  • Host plant for: Palmetto Skipper (Euphyes arpa)
  • General description: Small, thicket-forming evergreen palm with prostrate trunk, large, fan-shaped leaves and elongated, branched clusters of small white flowers. Very easy to cultivate. Tolerates harsh conditions and is maintenance-free once established. Attractive as single specimen or in numbers. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Small evergreen palm
  • Flower: Elongated, branched clusters of small white flowers
  • Bloom time: Spring to summer
  • Soil type: Well to poorly-drained, acid to neutral soils
  • Maximum height: 8 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Easy to grow. Tolerates poor conditions
  • Availability in nursery: Occasional. Common in specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, sandhills, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests
  • Range in Florida
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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