Butia capitataItem #1055 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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Temperate climate palm with 3-foot long silvery green arching fronds. Stout, thick trunk with bold foliage sprays from the top. In warmer climates, 3 to 4 feet long creamy yellow to reddish flower clusters produce a sweet, edible fruit called pindos.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BEW-tee-uh kap-ih-TAY-tuhPlant type:PalmDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower up to 20 feet tall and wide.Foliage color:Silver-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowCompanion PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)
- CareCare InformationFollow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity, but will tolerate some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - when top 3 in. of soil is dry.