Member Price: $69.95
Member Price: $69.95
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a small, slow-growing palm native to the southeastern United States, particularly Florida and coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Its distinctive fan-shaped leaves, hardiness, and low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for landscaping in warm climates. The plant is also valued for its medicinal properties, particularly in the treatment of prostate conditions.
Saw Palmetto is a clumping palm that typically grows to a height of 5 feet but can reach up to 10 feet in some cases. It is well-adapted to USDA hardiness zones 8 through 11 and can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils. The plant is highly drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun to light shade. Saw Palmetto is also known for its ability to withstand salt spray, making it a great choice for coastal landscapes.
The foliage of Saw Palmetto is one of its most distinguishing features. The plant produces large, fan-shaped leaves with a blue-green to silvery-green color. Each leaf is divided into numerous stiff, pointed segments that radiate from a central point, creating a striking visual effect. The leaf stems, or petioles, are covered in sharp, saw-like teeth, which give the plant its common name.
Saw Palmetto produces small, fragrant flowers in the late spring and early summer. The flowers are white to yellowish-white and grow in dense, elongated clusters that emerge from the leaf axils. They are particularly attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are drawn to the plant's nectar.
Following the flowering season, Saw Palmetto produces small, olive-sized fruit that ripen to a deep blue-black color in the fall. The fruit is a rich source of fatty acids, sterols, and other compounds, which have been shown to have various health benefits, particularly for the prostate. The berries are also an important food source for wildlife, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.
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