Dwarf Yatay Palm
Butia paraguayensis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Butia (BEW-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: paraguayensis (par-uh-gway-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Ocala, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Beaufort, South Carolina (2 reports)

Bluffton, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Lexington, South Carolina (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Until mature, this plant looks a lot like Butia capitata... tends to be more upright in habit (less arch to leaves) and slower and smaller overall. From Paraguay and surrounding countries. Very drought tolerant palm but prone to rot (very) if watered from overhead... best to water this one with a hose or use drip irrigation