Butia capitata

Butia capitata, Pindo palm, jelly palm, wine palm

Butia capitata

Common Name: Pindo palm, jelly palm, wine palm

Origin: Central Southern Brazil

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7B-10B; minor damage at 15°F, some reported survival below 10°F

 

Characteristics

Identification

Growth Rate: Slow

Height: 15’

Salt Tolerance: Low

Drought Tolerance: High

Light Requirements: Moderate-High

Hazards: Spiny 

Pest Problems: Scales

Disease Problems: Ganoderma, bud rot, leaf spot

Habit: Solitary; canopy has 40-50 leaves

Leaf Size: 4-6’ wide

Foliage: Blue green to silvery

Flower Color: Creamy to reddish

Fruit Color: Yellow to orange

Fruit: Edible

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:55