The Scrub Palmetto does best in partial shade, typically growing as an understory plant in its natural habitat. It is highly salt tolerant and prefers moist soil. With a spreading growth habit, at maturity, Dwarf Palmettos grow can be 4 to 9 ft. tall by 4 to 8 ft. wide.
Dwarf Palmettos typically do not experience significant nutrient deficiencies in the landscape. Should nutrient deficiencies occur (e.g. yellowing fronds or yellow/brown spots on fronds), a soil pH reading should be taken prior to applying a fertilizer specially formulated for palms. For more information on fertilizing palms, click on this link fertilizing palms.
Pests and diseases
Although Dwarf Palmettos usually do not experience significant pest and disease issues in the landscape, regular scouting for signs of pests/diseases is recommended to support optimal plant health.
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Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert
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