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Butia capitata

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Butia capitata

Common name: Jelly Palm, Pindo Palm Tree
Height: 10-12 meter
Growing: medium
Foliage: evergreen feather palm,
Flowers / Fruits: yellow orange flowers in spring followed by orange fruits.
Site: sun to partial shade
Soil: mildly acidic to alkaline
Irrigation: regular, well drained soil.
Hardiness: hardy -5ºC

Long description: Butia capitata, also known as Jelly Palm or Pindo Palm Tree is a gourgous feather palm, native to Argentina. The slivery green pinnate leaves can grow up to 1.5-2 meter long. The Pindo Palm forms a grayish trunk and forms an arching crown with leaves bending towards the ground.

Butia capitata is a drought tolerant palm tree, ands is cold resistant to -5ºC. The fruits of this palm are used to make Jelly from, hence the name: Jelly Palm.

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