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.
- Habit:Single trunk, with arching feather-like leaves.
- Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas drought tolerant once established.