• Jelly Palm - PB12

    (Butia capitata)

    Jelly Palm - PB12Jelly Palm - PB12
    Jelly Palm - PB12Jelly Palm - PB12
    Jelly Palm - PB12

    Species Information

    Latin Name: Butia capitata
    Common Name(s): Jelly Palm
    Country of Origin: South America
    Frond Style: Large aching Fronds
    Plant Type: Sub Tropical – Tropical Palm
    Leaf Colour: Grey/Green
    Fruit Colour: Orange
    Special Features: a huge display of arching light - blue in colour fruit can be made into jelly or wine
     

    This Palm

    Product Code: Butca 12
    Container Size: PB12
    Plants per container: Single
    Average Height: 400 – 600mm
    Average Girth: 60mm
    Likes: Sun - Semi-Shade  
     

    When Mature

    Preferred Climate: Temperate
    Average Height: 20+ meters
    Trunk Girth: 350mm
    Likes: Sun, Water Food, Groupings, Popular Palm

    Butia capitata “Jelly Palm” is a medium-sized palm that is native to many of the Southen American countries where you will find growing in grasslands, dry woodlands and savannahs.

    The Jelly Palm is a pretty robust Palm that can grow up to 5 meters in height and the same wide. Adaptable to a wide range of climates and with its distinctive grey-green arching fronds making it a highly desirable feature palm. Tolerates an amazing range of conditions from coastal to the arid inland. Will do well in warm regions and even tolerates some frost. Does best in an open, sunny position, is not too fussy about soil type but  MUST have well-drained soil.  The Butia is extremely drought tolerant once established

    The foliage colour also provides good contrast in a planting of mixed palms, or as an avenue planting. Should be given plenty of room to spread so its arched fronds can be seen to their best effect.  Can be grown successfully in a container for a few years before outgrowing the pot

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