Bio Facts: Saw Palmetto
Coastal plains from South Carolina to southeastern Louisiana
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones:
Full sun to part shade
Can tolerate drought or moist soils
- Salt tolerant
- Extremely versatile, can be found from seaside dunes to wetlands.
- Slow growing bush type palm may develop an arching trunk to 8’ tall.
- Berries are used as a treatment for an enlarged prostate gland, and to help improve urinary flow. They may even help prevent prostate cancer.
- Berries also attract wildlife, including bears.