NZ Palms, Cycads and Subtropical Plants
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Description

A reliable and tough palm capable of handling practically anything New Zealand conditions can throw at it.  Colours vary from green to grey to a rather striking blue.

 

Origin

South-eastern Brazil down to borders with Uruguay.

 

Form and size

Solitary, stout with trunk to c.5m.  Plants vary from green to blue and almost silver.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors in full sun.  Grows well in all but the very coldest parts of New Zealand.

Butia capitata

Jelly Palm

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Growth rate

 Slow

Outdoors

 Yes

Indoors

 No

Wind

 Excellent tolerance

Sea winds

 Very good tolerance

Sun

 Excellent tolerance

Dryness

 Very good tolerance

Frost

 To -12°C

Butia capitata, Jelly Palm

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