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Butia:
Butia bonetti
Butia capitata
Butia capitata
Butia catarinensis
Butia eriospatha
Butia paraguayensis
Butia X Jubaea
Butia X Syagrus
Butia yatay

Butia eriospatha

Common name: Woolly Butia
Native to: Brazil
Mature height: 15'
Mature spread: 12'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate
Butia eriospatha

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland

Description:

Has wooly trunk and flower spathes and petiole have fuzzy surfaces. The fruit of this tree is delicious and preferred over other Butia fruit.


Butia eriospatha

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Lakeside Palmetum
Oakland
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate but regular
Cold Tolerance: 20 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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