Butia capitata/Butia Palm

Butia capitata / Butia capitata
Silver-gray foliage makes a strong accent
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Scientific Name: Butia capitata
Common Name: Butia Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 5, 8, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Tart fruit may be eaten fresh and juice may be used for making jelly. Has some tolerance to salty soils and sprays. Birds, particularly mockingbirds, like to eat the fruit. Can withstand moderate freezes (to about 15 degrees F). This palm has a much broader spread than most people expect, so allow considerable space for this accent palm. Makes a handsome lawn specimen. Disease may be a problem in some locations, especially in Florida and other coastal areas.