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PlantFiles: Yatay Palm
Butia yatay

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

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob 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.


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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