Butia capitata
Jelly palm, Pindo palm, Wine palm

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Description

   

Locality:

Brasil, Uruguay

Cold Hardiness: 

12 to 15, F.

Trunk type:

Clean, somewhat "knobby".

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape), silver-blue, especially in full sun.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitaire (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Medium

Height:

15' to 20' feet .

Soil requirements:

Good drainage, but is not picky.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun.  This species declines if not put in full sun or gets shaded out from overhead trees.

General Description:

A medium sized single trunk, cold-hardy pinnate palm that is quite popular in cold areas.  Very versatile and sturdy.

Other Notes:

Edible fruit, can make jelly with the fruit

Further Data:

See Cold Hardy Palms, (Continued Page 2); Palms For Moderately Severe Cold Weather and Why Choose Fan Palms articles.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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