Jelly Palm

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Jelly Palm

Butia capitata
Pindo Palm, Wine Palm
12

15 feet
10

15 feet
Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Full sun or moderate shade. An attractive feather palm, with recurved blue-green leaves and date-like pindo fruit. It has been used throughout the Sun Belt and can be transplanted even when fully grown, so big specimens are typically available in the landscape industry. Jelly palm is a slow grower. Under ideal conditions it can eventually reach 20 feet in height, but it is usually more compact in sun. In south-central Texas it performs best in well-drained, sandier soils. It can be fairly drought-tolerant in the right location, particularly when a blue-leaved variety is used. Jelly palms are cold hardy, but some specimens have been wiped out by icy freezes.

Maintenance

Grooming of fronds as needed; give it plenty of clearance around driveways. The jutting leaf bases tend to be long-lasting.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Palm
Size:
12-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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