Botanical Name: Butia capitata
 Common Name: Pindo or Jelly Palm, Yatay
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Palm

 

Height Range

3-6', 6-12'

 

Flower Color

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

Grey

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photographer: Janet Hunter/ Steve Georg

  • Description

  • Notes

This slow-growing palm reaches a mature size of 15' x 8'. Leaves have an arching form and vary from bluish/gray to green. Tiny yellow flowers are followed by yellow to orange fruit that is edible and delicious. Native to Brazil and Argentina.
Frost tolerant to 15 F.