Pindo Palm

Butia capitata


Member Price: $39.95

Pindo Palm
Pindo Palm
Pindo Palm

Pindo Palm

Butia capitata

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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The Pindo Palm (Butia capitata), also known as the Jelly Palm, is a unique and eye-catching palm tree that can add a touch of tropical flair to your garden. This slow-growing, cold-hardy palm is known for its striking foliage, interesting flowers, and edible fruit.

The Overall Plant

Native to South America, the Pindo Palm is a hardy and versatile plant that can thrive in various climates. It is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10, making it one of the more cold-tolerant palm species. The Pindo Palm typically grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet and has a thick, sturdy trunk. Its robust nature and adaptability make it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to introduce a tropical element into their landscapes.

The Foliage

One of the most striking features of the Pindo Palm is its arching, feathery fronds. The blue-green to silver-gray foliage gives the tree a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from other palm varieties. The fronds can grow up to 6 feet in length, creating a beautiful canopy that provides ample shade and a unique visual appeal. The Pindo Palm's elegant foliage makes it an excellent specimen plant or an attractive addition to a mixed planting.

The Flowers

During late spring and early summer, the Pindo Palm produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers that emerge on long, drooping stalks from the canopy. The creamy yellow to white flowers are not only attractive to the eye but also draw pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the overall biodiversity of your garden.

The Fruit

After the flowering period, the Pindo Palm produces clusters of small, round fruit. The fruit is typically yellow to orange when ripe and has a sweet-tart flavor reminiscent of pineapple and apricot. The fruit is commonly used to make jellies, jams, and wine, hence the name "Jelly Palm." However, it is essential to be aware that the fruit can create a mess when it falls, so it is advisable to plant the tree away from walkways or areas where the fallen fruit may cause inconvenience.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 15-20 ft.

Mature width: 12-15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 8-10