Wine Palm

Butia capitata – Wine Palm/Jelly Palm

Native to South America is this bluish-green palm with a woody trunk that can get up to 5m height.  The fruit on this palm are edible and a single tree is capable of producing fruit. (Monoecious).  Lime soils, clay soils are no problems with the Butia capitata enabling easy growth.  Will tolerate -7 degrees celcius, is also drought tolerant and wind resistant.  Slow growing, 4.5 – 5 m height in Victoria.  Prefers full sun/part shade and a free draining soil.  We currently have a range of these in 300 litre bags @ $1,000– $4,500 in 400 litre bags.