Palm - Butia capitata
Native to South America, Butia capitata, commonly known as jelly palm, is a slow-growing unassuming-sized evergreen palm (4-8m tall x 2.5-4 m wide). It is characterised by a short, stout trunk culminating in rounded crown of curved bluish-green fronds. In spring, large panicles of small cream-coloured or reddish-purple flowers with a fruity fragrance blossom among the foliage, followed by a large number of rich fruits with juicy flesh. It favours full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.