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Description

Reliable and tough palm capable of handling practically anything New Zealand conditions can throw at it.  Colours vary from green to grey to a rather striking blue.

 

Origin

South-eastern Brazil down to borders with Uruguay.

 

Form and size

Solitary, stout with trunk to c.5m.  Plants vary from green to blue and almost silver.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in full sun.  Grows well in all but the very coldest parts of New Zealand.

Growth rate

  Slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  No

Wind

  Excellent tolerance

Sea winds

  Very good tolerance

Sun

  Excellent tolerance

Dryness

  Very good tolerance

Frost

  To -12°C

Butia capitata

Jelly Palm

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