how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

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how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by craigmason » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 am

I ask as amulree exotics have them for £20 for a 10ltr it do's say on there website that
Extremely rare in the uk this butia is as hardy as capitata but even more elegant as the leaves recurve back right towards the trunk.
but would like to know other peoples experiences with this plant and more importantly is it likely to do well planted outdoors in my area ?
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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by metalhammer » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:39 am

Not very is the easiest answer.Capitata & eriospatha in my experience are tough,mine have survived around -9c with no or minimal damage,but I've never had a decent sized paraguayensis & one for £20 in a litre pot ain't going to very big.Check the site again,last time I looked they weren't available.





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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by Adrian » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:31 pm

I had a paraguayensis grown from seed many years ago, it made a decent size and survived a couple of winters outside but not the 08/09 winter.
I was begining to think it was as hardy as the other Butias but now not so sure.
I wont try another unless a giveme or a real bargain pops up.
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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by themes » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:33 pm

I know you don't believe in zone hardiness for plants this was a 9b...Yes I know Ade before you say it...you like to see hardiness yourself rather then....

It is a nice shade of green though and I would have snapped up a couple if they had been available or still were.
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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by metalhammer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:14 am

There are non currently available,checked as I would like a couple myself.



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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by palmking » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:38 pm

I've got a Seedling about 3 yrs old - They grow slow! as seedlings.

I got mine from Nigel before he moved to Sunny Brazil .

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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by Vic » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:56 pm

palmking wrote:I've got a Seedling about 3 yrs old - They grow slow! as seedlings.

I got mine from Nigel before he moved to Sunny Brazil .

Paul

Same here Paul, i have one about the same age and it is quite slow only pushing a few leaves a year. Worth having for the butia collection though., i'll be on the look out for a larger one this year.


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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:11 pm

themes wrote:I know you don't believe in zone hardiness for plants this was a 9b...Yes I know Ade before you say it.
I'll say it for him Mo :lol: Zone 9b is Fort Pierce in Florida, 27 degrees North (same as Gran Canaria) and the climate is....... bloody warm compared to here :lol:

Coldest month is January with ave Max 23.2C and ave Min 10.5C This is why USDA Zones are rubbish for UK.
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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by Adrian » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Thankyou :wink:
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Re: how hardy is BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS???

Post by cai williams » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:43 pm

Craig, you got that quote from amulree exotics website didn't you?

butia paraguyensis is just as hardy as capitata (least, that's what i read)

zone 9b is also located in southern tip of gower, and tip of peninsulas st davids and milford haven aswell as in tenby (wales coverage at least, cannot remember rest of uk)


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