Very similar to the regular Butia Palm, The Wooly Butia Palm can be recognized with its tomentose flower spathe (eriospatha means wooly spath in Greek). It is also a little faster growing.
Woolly Butia PalmScientific Name: Butia eriospatha (Mart.) Becc.
Size: Up to 20 feet tall (6 m)
Min. Temperature: 15°F (-9°C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Southern Brazil
100 to 180 regularly arranged glaucous green leaflets.,
coarse spiny material along the edges.
Trunk: 18 inches in diameter (45 cm).
Flower: Wooly spath.
0.75 inch in diameter (2 cm).
The fruit is marinated in alcohol to produce a drink.
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