Butia capitata

Jelly Palm


  • Bluish green foliage on strongly arching fronds, with orange coloured flowers.
  • Edible fruit, giving plant its name.
  • Fruit flavour similar to apricots.


  • Great palm for difficult sites.
  • Will tolerate cool and wet conditions as well as frosts down to –8 Celsius.
  • Single specimen in lawn or garden.
  • In a line down a drive or path.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal and wind hardy.
  • Tolerates dry to moist soil conditions.
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 1.0m 1.0m
10 year old tree 2.0m 2.0m
Country of Origin:   South America (Brazil)

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