Cistus Nursery

*RETAIL - Sabal x Birminghamian group

*RETAIL - Sabal x Birminghamian group

Indeed found at the courthouse in Birmingham Alabama; seed shared with us by Hayes Jackson. This vigorous, blue-tinted palm looks to be a relatively stable hybrid between S. palmetto and S. minor. Though not as large growing as S. palmetto, it does form a trunk with large, blue-green leaves. Quick to establish in the Southeast; slow but worth it on the West Coast, unless, of course you live in the Yuma, where it would clip along quite quickly.  It has produced 2 to 3 fronds per year in our Portland garden. 4 year old plants in 6” deep containers.Has recovered from below 0F, upper USDA zone 6; leaves appear undamaged at 10F.





Retail Return Policy

Please choose your retail purchases thoughtfully as all plants are final sale.

Once plants leave our care we cannot know the conditions that might have affected the plant, stresses of handling, weather conditions or that playful kitten…

Providing you with healthy plant material is our mission and we trust you to provide the best research, handling, and garden environment to ensure success in your garden, whether in Portland, Oregon, or beyond.

If you have any questions about your purchase, please feel free to call or email us.

Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

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