Butia capitata
Jelly palm, Pindo palm, Wine palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

Go Back



 butia capitata photo





Brasil, Uruguay

Cold Hardiness: 

12 to 15, F.

Trunk type:

Clean, somewhat "knobby".

Leaf type:

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


Solitaire (single trunk).



Speed of growth:



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 - Palms For Moderately Severe Cold Weather and Why Choose Fan Palms articles.  Also, article on Butia capitata

Palm for sale/Availability:

Click here to view the current price list.


  Home Contents Palms Cycads Directions

  To be added to our mailing list click here. Receive quarterly species lists and announcements of Jungle Music's famous Open House Sales!

Send mail to phil.bergman@junglemusic.net only with inquiries about Jungle Music nursery stock or mail order. (After over a decade and tens of thousands of phone calls and emails, we no longer offer free advice and consults by phone or email. See our free Palm Tree Help & Cycad Help Articles)

1997- Jungle Music Palms and Cycads
Last modified:

  All major credit cards accepted