If you’ve ever tried to move a Sabal minor (scrub palmetto palm), you probably failed. Once they pass the seedling stage, they cannot be moved since they develop a very deep subterranean trunk that extends up to 5′ deep. Not only that, but roots that are cut do not regenerated like most other plants. Today, we dug up our 17-year old Mexican Sabal ‘Tamaulipas’ since it had outgrown its space. Expecting to find a huge subterranean trunk, we were surprised to only find a short below ground trunk. I will add that I’ve never been fully convinced that this is actually Sabal minor, as the experts claim. It came out so easily, that we are going to try and transplant it and see what happens. Fingers crossed.