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  Texas Sabal Palm (Mexican Palmetto)  
Common Name: Texas Sabal Palm (Mexican Palmetto)
Latin Name: Sabal texana
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Large blue-green, fan-shaped leaves; seeds eaten by wildlife.
Comments: Only palm tree native to Texas; cold-tolerant; can be difficult to find nursery stock.
Problems: Slow growth.
Firewise: No
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