A close relative of the well-known Butia capitata, it has finer leaf segments and a somewhat more elegant and less coarse appearance.
It is as cold tolerant, and therefore a welcome addition to temperate gardens, but will also succeed in the dry subtropics.
Solitary, often reaching, 20 inches in diameter, or 40 cm. Leaf bases remain on trunk, for a considerable length of time. Hight: Near 40 Ft., or 12 meters. Spread: Up to 12 Ft., or 4 meters. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, recurving, grayish, to grayish blue, they can be up to 6 ft. (1.80-2 m.) long, with a leaf stem of about 2 ft. (60 cm.).