Yatay Palm
Butia yatay

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Butia (BEW-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: yatay

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Spring Valley, California

Augusta, Georgia

Bloomingdale, Georgia

North, South Carolina

Suffolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is the tallest species of the genus, and has the longest leaves... from southern Brazil, Argentina and Uraguay... but don't look for major differences between this and B capitata... to me they look basically alike, especially as smaller palms. Has consistently blue-green leaves (sometimes B capitata can have greenish leaves). Fruits about the same size- maybe yellower than B capitata.