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Paurotis wrightii, P. androsana, Acanthosabal caespitosa
Silver Saw Palmetto,
Moist, sandy soil, often swamps (usually coastal), around the Carribbean coast from Florida to the West Indies.
A very attractive clumping plant, with distinctive silvery fan leaves, and a fibrous sheath around the trunk. If given the right conditions, (sun, water, and warmth) it can form a very large clump, several metres across, and up to about 5 metres high.
This is a very ornamental plant, and quite a quick grower, but because of the size that it can reach, it is usually best planted in open spaces (unless you're quite handy with a pruning saw to lop out the occasional trunk).
Full sun, and lots of water (likes to be able to get into ground water).
Also reasonably cold tolerant.
University of Florida-IFAS