Butia Capitata is commonly known as Jelly Palm Tree. It has graceful silvery-blue feather like leaves that arch outwards. A native of South America, specifically Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
The Jelly Palm tree has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its suitability for UK gardens. As it grows, its bulbous trunk will be topped by a particularly symmetrical crown, creating a graceful display with its evergreen foliage. If the summer is hot, the Jelly Palm tree will produce large fruits similar to apricots which are excellent for making jams and jellies.
Hardy to -10C, it will survive outdoors in southern regions or in sheltered locations as far north as London. In regions where winter temperatures fall below -10C, it can be wrapped in fleece to protect the growing point.
A Jelly Palm will grow to a mature height of 4-5 metres and spread of 3 metres. Little pruning is required, but in early spring outer fronds which have been damaged or turned brown should be cut back to the base with a pruning saw.
For best results grow in well-drained soil in well-sheltered gardens near larger trees for protection. Butia’s also suit container growing well, as the root system adapts to a confined growing space.
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- Full sun
- Well drained
- Hardy to -10
- Light pruning required