Dwarf palmetto, Blue Palmetto Sabal minor is native to most of the NC counties adjacent to the coast and several counties inland from the central coastal plain and south.. It is a bush type palm growing beside creeks and rivers here in eastern NC . The most Cold Hardy Palm known, Sabal Minor withstands 15 degree winter temps. Common size found in habitat here is around four to six feet with no visible trunk, however we have found specimens up to ten feet or so in height with small one to two foot trunks in Hyde, Beaufort, Pamlico, Carteret and Currituck Counties. Sabal Minor will grow in standing water, full sun, or full shade. This is an extremely versitile plant. It Prefers damp soil and part Sun.