Together with S. etonia it is the smallest of the Sabals and an important and popular species because of its legendary
cold hardiness. Occurring naturally in the understory of deciduous woodland in the south eastern United States, it
can be quite a common component of the forest vegetation. The long, upright inflorescences rising well above the leaves,
together with the small seeds, adds to its attractiveness. Seed source selected for cold-hardiness.