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Jelly Palm

Butia capitata

Also known as

South American Jelly Palm, Pindo Palm

Butia capitata Madrid by William Avery (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Jelly Palm Overview

Butia capitata is noted for being one of the hardiest feather palms, tolerating temperatures down to about −10 °C! It is widely cultivated in temperate climates. The fruit can be eaten (it is tart and sweet at the same time) with a flesh similar to a loquat, but slightly more fibrous.

Common problems with Jelly Palm

Generally trouble free when grown outdoors.

How to harvest Jelly Palm

Fruit are harvested when ripe in late summer.

How to propagate Jelly Palm

Seed

Sow seed in spring.

Special features of Jelly Palm

Drought resistant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Jelly Palm

Culinary, landscaping.

Edible

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