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Butia capitata


Order: Caryophyllales
   Family: Cactaceae
            Genus: Butia
                        Specie: Butia capitata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Grayish fronds up to 10 ft (3 m) long; red flowers; pale yellow to red fruit

Uses: Tropical gardens Containers Landscape plant for hot exposed areas

Zones: 8-11

Description: The most widely cultivated species, this is native to southern Brazil, Uruguay and northern Argentina. It is variable in growth habit and its fronds and fruits; a number of varieties have been distinguished. Old specimens may have trunks up to 20 ft (6 m)

Growth Habit: Single trunk with crown of fronds

Comments: Edible fruit

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