Pindo Palm / Jelly Palm

Butia capitata

The Butia is one of the hardiest palms and will grow in many climate zones. It is an outstanding landscape subject and creates a tropical effect with its pleasing, stiff yet graceful feather leaves. Nothing stands out quite like the Butia with its bluish or silver green feather fronds against the darker greens of other foliage. This palm is beautiful enough to be planted alone, but is more spectacular when grouped with three or more with varying heights.

Sub-Family: Arecoideae
Origin: Central-Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina and Uruguay
Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
Height: 15'
Hardiness: 18F
Zones: 8-9, 12-24 Western, 8-10B USDA
Landscape Value: Park, tropical accent, background, mass, courtyard, tub specimen
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Solitary canopy of 40-50 leaves
Leaf Size: 4-6' long, leaflets 2' long 1' wide
Leaf Type: Feather
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Trunk: Thick, covered with overlapping, stubby and woody leaf bases
Petiole: 4-6' long, fibrous spines on margins
Flower Color: Yellow-red
Fruit Color: Yellow-orange
Propagation: Seed germination in 6-7 months
Gender: Separate male and female flowers on the same inflorescence

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