LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

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LARGE BUTIA CAPITATA PALMS IN THE UK.

Post by billdango » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:57 am

Time now to start another thread on large palms in the UK.

Heres a picture that I took down in sunny Southsea last year of a 6 foot tall Butia capitata.

This palm is still in perfect health and I will put an updated picture of it up on this thread as soon as i can correct the downsizing issue that i am having with my computer at the moment?

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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:36 pm

theres a good pair at abbotsbury and a really big one in cornwall with trunk damage but cant remember where it was
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Post by kata » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:42 pm

Thats a great example of one of my favorite palms

Thanks for sharing Bill!

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Post by brendan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:49 pm

These Butia are at Tremenheere sculpture garden in Cornwall.
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Post by jcec1 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:03 pm

This is one at the Chelsea Physic Garden snapped this summer.
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Post by billdango » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:44 pm

We can get a few more pictures of these palms from back posts as I know that most of these got through the last few winters with little or no damage.

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:08 am

I'm sure Nigel had a stunning Butia in his driveway border before he moved to Brazil although I believe the new owners of his house chainsawed it.

If I'm thinking of the right palm it was very impressive indeed.
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Post by Rob S » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Hampton Court West London/Surrey;

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Hampto ... 37.71,,0,0


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Post by Axel » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:48 pm

Twickenham:

http://goo.gl/maps/q4Pc5


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Post by Clive60 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:27 pm

Rob, I wonder if that Butia was bought and planted as a large specimen (I assume) it would take some years to get that size. They do tend to loose their elegant arching appearance with a big trunk.
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Post by Rob S » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:08 pm

Yes the Hampton Butia(Yatay?) was bought as a large plant but has still put on a fait bit of size and has been there for quite a few years now! Hard to tell from that pic Axel but i would have a guess that it's Odorata(Capitata), what do you think? There's a nice large Butia in Notting Hill which i posted a pic off on the EPS forum last summer however i recently lost most of the pics on my hard drive so can't re-upload i'm afraid and the plant is not visible on Street View!


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Post by fieldfest » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:03 am

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll ... 73,,1,5.12

this is an old pic (2009) but its still there and noticeable bigger


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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:44 pm

Here is a recent one of my 2 larger Butia odorata.

Big Buti01 which has been decidedly yellowy since the 2010 freeze
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Buti02 recurved. In partial shade with a light overhead canopy.
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Post by Conifers » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:45 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Big Buti01 which has been decidedly yellowy since the 2010 freeze
Isn't this the sort of case where Nigel's Palmbooster would help?


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Post by Half Hardy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:57 pm

Love the blue colour of buti 2.I would have thought they would be the opposite way round i.e the palm in the shade would be less blue and more lax.
I also like the look of the pine tree.I need some advice on choosing something similar.I'll start another thread in the 'other exotics' section.


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