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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 bonetti

Common name: cultivar bonetti
Native to: Brazil
Mature height: 10'
Mature spread: 6' to 8'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: pinnate
Butia bonetti

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dale Motiska Garden
Vacaville

Description:

Excellent for locations that you might need or want a smaller version of B. capitata; approximately half the size. This is not a true species since all plants are a cultivar derived from Butia Capitata. Has shorter leaves and edible fruit which is popular for making jelly.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate but regular
Cold Tolerance: 9 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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