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Wooly Jelly Palm

Butia eriospatha

a.k.a. Pindo Palm

Beautiful cold-hardy palm bearing small orange-red fruits with tasty pineapple-orange like pulp. Fruits are often considered even higher quality than those of its close relative the jelly palm.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Wooly Jelly Palm. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in February 2018.


Small, hardy palm, usually only to 10 or 20ft.


The wooly jelly palm is even hardier than the jelly palm, and can usually survive temperatures to 0-5F.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. This species does expecially well in cooler and foggier climates. Water fairly regularly, although it doesn't need intense watering.


By seed, which can take a few weeks to several months to germinate.


Used to make jellies and jams. Fruits seem to be very popular with small mammals. The jelly palm is also frequently grown as an ornamental for its silvery-green fronds.

Native Range

Native to mountainous regions of extreme Southern Brazil.

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