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Butia catarinensis is a small short butia only growing 9' tall with a thinner trunk. And is hardy to 14F. So far I have not had any damaged spear or leaves the last five years. 

This year the new spear is opening and it pretty long & nice looking palm in my opinion.  Check it out and I highly recommend this Butia. 

 

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Chester B

I’ve not seen these locally. When I was in Florida last these seemed to be the most common Butia planted there. Much smaller and narrower trunks than I was accustomed to seeing with our PNW ones. 

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54 minutes ago, Chester B said:

I’ve not seen these locally. When I was in Florida last these seemed to be the most common Butia planted there. Much smaller and narrower trunks than I was accustomed to seeing with our PNW ones. 

Yeah not seeing them here also.  It reminds me of B. yatay with its longer leaves and curving down.  Mine only gets half a day of sun so that could be why its stretching,  I am hoping that all the gardens that got damage in a 100 year freeze will think of this palm and others in colder climate will consider it too since it small and easy to protect. 

Butia x Jubaea f2 is flushing the same way with long new leaves opening up. I think this is the easiest my feather palms have flush. 

Nice rain today after the April drought. 

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Trustandi

It looks good! Maybe I should look for it. I love butias.

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1 hour ago, Trustandi said:

It looks good! Maybe I should look for it. I love butias.

Everyone should grow this one in PNW.  There use to be a regular butia next to it and it died. little guy sailed right through it. So yes try to get one for sure. 

 

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Yes finally some rain. I’ve gotten about 1/4 inch so far but it’s going to be stopping soon. Sounds like here we’re going to break the record for the driest April and March we got 1/3 of the normal rain. Already had fire warnings, burn ban and a fire close by.  I hate rain and have been enjoying the weather but we really need it at this point. 

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