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Butia capitata

Jelly Palm

from £44.50

5 / 5 based on 1 customer review
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Butia capitata, the Jelly Palm. This is a stunning feather palm from South America, which is becoming more and more popular due to its remarkable hardiness. It produces large fleshy fruits (which are very tasty) after a good hot summer. It will need some winter protection when it is young, especially in the colder parts of the country but is generally a very tough palm.

  • Eventual Size: 3 to 4 metres tall, about 2 metres wide
  • Position: Full sun and sheltered from cold winds
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Habit: Single trunk, with arching feather-like leaves
  • Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas drought tolerant once established
  • Common Names: Jelly Palm
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on 19 Sep 2016

5 / 5

Beautiful exotic looking palm very different to what we currently have, transaction was quick and hassle free and plant came very well protected Thoroughly recommended, we have just ordered a large Cordyline as well!