Butia is a beautiful palm species with large feathery leaves. This will bring a pleasant, tropical ambiance to your garden. Full grown Butia palms are very large and thus can often be found in parks or along roads in warmer countries. Smaller palms are well suited for a terrace or garden at a sunny location. The hanging leaves of a Butia palm will contribute to the exotic look of these gorgeous palms.
Butias come in various species with each their unique looks and charms. In our assortment you can find a selection of different species, each bringing something special to your garden.
Butia capitata is one of the best known Butia species. It is also known as the jelly palm. The leaves of this palm are grayish green, whereas the trunk is fat. This combination of leaves and trunk make the palm look somewhat like sunshade umbrella. An important reason for the popularity of this palm is its ability to withstand frost – several palms are known to have survived -10 degrees Celsius. Butia capitata originates in South America. It is a beautiful palm, and despite its tropical character, it is very well suited for most European climates.
Butia catarinensis is a palm much like Butia capitata. Many experts agree that, despite the similarities, it is a different palm species. In Brazil, it is also known as the beach Butia. It is a smaller and more compact palm with a trunk of up to 3 metres tall and the leaves span for only up to 2 metres long. Just like the regular capitata, it can deal with some frost. Some people even claim it is slightly hardier than Butia capitata. In short, it is an ideal palm for a small European garden.
Butia yatay or yatay palm originates on the plains of southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentinia. At these plains it has grown acustomed to dry, hot summers and cold winters. One of the charms of the Butia yatay is the special trunk combined with the grey-blueish leaves. Butia yatay is very well suited as a potted plant or planted in your garden in a sheltered, sunny location.
Butia nabonnandii – better known as Butyagrus - is a hybrid between Butia capitata and Syagrus romanzoffiana. It has taken the best of two worlds – the winter hardiness of Butia capitata and the elegant upwards growth of the Syagrus romanzoffiana This makes it an elegant and sturdy palm.
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