Butia odorata (formerly capitata)

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Butia odorata (formerly capitata)

Pindo Palm, Jelly Palm

A spectacular fountain of elegant greyish blue-green fronds arch gracefully above a dense broad trunk. Established specimens of this resilient feather palm tolerate cool wet British conditions remarkably well, though may need some protection from harsh winters in colder gardens.

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A spectacular fountain of elegant greyish blue-green fronds arch gracefully above a dense broad trunk. Established specimens of this resilient feather palm tolerate cool wet British conditions remarkably well, though may need some protection from harsh winters in colder gardens.

Butia odorata (formerly capitata) Identification Sheet

Origin
Southern Brazil
Genus
Butia
Species / Cultivar
odorata
Common name(s)
Pindo Palm, Jelly Palm
Synonym
Butia capitata
Situation
Full sun, moist, well-drained soil
Eventual height
4-5m
Eventual spread
3m
Hardiness
to -8C or lower if established
Skill level
Easy


GENERAL CARE

Most palms need tropical or subtropical temperatures, but there are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax. 

PLANTING

Hardy palm trees can be planted at any time of the year, but ideally it should be done during spring and summer. 

Try to dig a hole a good deal bigger than the root-ball, which should be given a good soak before planting. Back-fill the hole with a free draining mix

Water thoroughly. This will be beneficial to the establishment of the root system. If planting during a dry spell, water the hole first, allow to drain, plant, back-fill, and then water again. 

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Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties
WARRANTIES

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.

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UK WIDE DELIVERY

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NO CONTACT DELIVERY

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2-4 WORKING DAYS DISPATCH

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GIFT OPTION AVAILABLE

Reviews (13)

Rated 4.84 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 13 customer reviews
30 - 35 Cm 3 Ltr Pot
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Very pleased with the size and quality of this palm. Was expecting a much smaller plant for the price but its a very established plant.
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Solid Healthy Plant
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Arrived securely packed the day after dispatch. The plant looks very strong and healthy, a bit bigger than we expected.
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Plant arrived on time, well protected and is now planted. Just hope I have enough years left to appreciated it!
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Healthy And Vigorous, Professional Delivery
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The palm was delivered with utmost care in the packaging and speed of delivery (to keep the plant healthy). It was in great condition and clearly had been well-looked after. My only disappointment was for a 90-100cm product mine only measured out at 81cm, however it's rapidly producing new leaves and has a robust base, so expect good growth this summer. This palm has a wonderful exotic, architectural look and is a pleasure to watch grow.
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