This South American native is hardy enough to be grown in most areas of the Pacific Northwest. Slow growing to 10 ft. or more in height, Jelly Palm features a brown, thatchy, thick trunk topped with a striking crown of downward curving, feathery, greyish-green leaves, which will grow to 6 ft. or more in length. Jelly Palm produces long spikes of attractive white flowers followed by juicy, tasty, yellowish-orange fruit, which can be eaten fresh and is used to make tasty jams and jellies.
Latin Name: Butia capitata
Site and Soil: Jelly Palm likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: This Palm is self-fertile
Hardiness: This Palm is hardy to 15 degrees F. or below.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Late spring
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Palm trees are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 12-24; H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not Listed