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Butia Eriospatha (Woolly Jelly Palm)


The fastest growing and hardiest Butia, Eriospatha is native to areas of Southern Brazil at elevations of 3000 feet above sea level where it is much colder and wetter in winter than the rest of Brazil. It is very frost resistant , and established good sized plants have been known to survive 10f, or even to recover from lower temperatures when damaged, although protection during such spells of cold is recommended.

The tree is named because of the brown fuzzy tomentum covering the flower spathe. Trees can reach 18 foot high in the wild and probably more in cultivation. The palm can be found growing both in the wild and in cultivation
throughout all of the mountainous area of South Brazil where it is cultivated for its sweet and delicious fruits.

PalmScape handles this palm in 1 gallon, 2 gallon and 5 gallon. These are rare and a good investment.


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