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Butia odorata

Fragrant Jelly Palm

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Item #: 2325

Zones: 8a to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 120" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Brazil, Paraguay, South America, Uruguay

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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The Jelly palm was/is most certainly one of Elvis's favorites...rumor has him recently sighted in South America growing Jelly palms. Butia odorata is the more cold tolerant (Southern Brazil, Uruguay, and Parauary endemic) relative of the more common Butia capitata. Butia odorata is a slow-growing specimen palm that's the most cold hardy of the "feather leaf" palms...reliable to about 15 degrees F. Below that temperature, protect the trunks during extended cold. The trunks of Butia odorata eventually reach 10', with large 5' long drooping fronds of blue grey emerging from atop the central trunk...truly spectacular where it can be grown. When the plants mature, you'll enjoy the delicious early winter-ripening fruits.