Palmettos and bugs

Dunning(9B)February 15, 2011

All:

After some cursory research I'm thinking of perhaps adding a saw palmetto or two to my yard to attract bees, butterflies etc to help the other things in my garden that need pollination. Plus I like how they look and they'd fit right in in a few spots.

First, does this sound like a good plan? Any other thoughts on honey bee attractors for central FL?

Second, my wife asked if palmettos also attract palmetto bugs, which I can't really find an answer to.

Third, silver saw palmettos sound nice. Would they be as good for bees etc?

Gracias.

Dunn

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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I dont think that the palmettos will attract any bugs, but i think birds eat the seeds.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 4:38PM
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jayinflorida(USDA9)

The only bugs I see around mine are bees and wasps when they are blooming. Great choice for Central Florida... just keep in mind that they will grow and multiply... plant them accordingly.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 7:43PM
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