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Butia capitata | Jelly palm - 270-290cm - 375lt

Butia capitata | Jelly palm - 270-290cm - 375lt

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Butia capitata, commonly known as the Jelly Palm, is a beautiful palm tree that is frequently used in landscaping for its ornamental value. This palm is native to Brazil and Uruguay and has a very distinctive appearance that makes it easy to identify.

The most striking feature of the Butia capitata is its blue-gray or silver-green trunk. Unlike many other palm trees, the trunk is covered in old leaf bases that give it a rough, textured appearance. As the palm matures, the base of the trunk gradually changes from a gray to a brown color, adding to its unique character.

Butia capitata is also known for its lush foliage. The leaves are feather-like, pinnate, and can grow up to 8 feet long. They grow in a V-shape around the trunk, giving the palm a stunning, symmetrical look. In spring, small, yellowish flowers bloom from the palm's crown. The flowers give way to edible fruit, which are known as "jelly palms," as they are sweet and commonly used to make jellies and jams.

This palm tree is highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It prefers full sun but can handle some shade and is tolerant of drought and heat.

In addition to its stunning visual appeal, Butia capitata is also considered to be a "clean" palm tree. Unlike some other palm species, it is not prone to diseases or pests and requires little maintenance to keep it healthy.

In summary, Butia capitata is an excellent choice for adding texture, color, and character to any outdoor garden. It's a low-maintenance plant that offers an appealing aesthetic and is adaptable to a range of growing conditions, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels.
  • Common Name

    Jelly palm

  • Family


  • Type

    Evergreen Trees

  • Pot Size


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Bright yellow, feather-like petals

  • Foliage

    Palm-like, feathery, blue-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

3 meters.

Mature Width

2 meters.

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


Full sun Full Sun Prefered

Soil Type

Well-draining sandy soils are recommended

Soil moisture

Moderately moist, well-drained soil

Growing Period




January-None Butia capitata is an evergreen plant that usually retains its leaves throughout the year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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