This small Brazilian tree grows 10 to 20 feet tall in the wild, but it may get bigger in its native country.
Polyandrococos caudescens or Buri Palm is known for its unique appearance, making it a popular landscape choice. It grows clusters of leaflets that have white undersides, bringing a touch of color to the yard. The palm or palm-like plant is native to Brazil, but can be grown successfully in USDA Zones 9-11.
This small tree takes a few years to grow to 10 to 20 feet in height, but it can grow bigger if you live in a warmer climate. To give the Buri Palm the best chance of flourishing, you should plant it in full sun for at least part of the day, although it will tolerate some shade. It also does well in humid climates but can be protected in cold regions by growing it in a pot and keeping it indoors during the winter months.
Polyandrococos caudescens is not a fast-growing tree, so you'll need to be patient if you want it to reach its full potential. But with the right water and sunlight, the tropical-looking Buri Palm will create an interesting landscape feature in your garden. To make sure your tree grows strong, apply some slow-release fertilizer in the spring, and water it regularly. You may also need to prune away any dead fronds occasionally to keep it looking at its best.