Dwarf Palmetto: fan-shaped palm is a small shrub, 5-10 ft. tall, occasionally reaching tree size in Texas. Palmetto lends interest and variety to a damp, shaded place. Provide it with plenty of water during establishment; afterwards palmetto is quite hardy through droughts although the tips of the leaves may turn brown. Dwarf palmetto is a good accent plant for moist areas and will tolerate poor drainage. It is the most cold-tolerant Sabal.