PINDO PALM

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COMMON NAME
Pindo Palm
Jelly Palm
BOTANICAL NAME
Butia capitata
HEIGHT 15′ +
WIDTH 12′
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 80 years
COLD TOLERANCE
20° F or lower
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE Yes
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER Pink-cream flowers
emerge on an inflorescence
from a 2’ to 3’ long woody
spathe.
MONTH OF COLOR
Late Spring to early Summer
FRUIT Ripens in the Summer.
Light orange to brown-red.
Cherry-sized, edible.
COMMENTS Beautiful palm
with blue-green, curved leaves.
Planting in the shade results in
longer fronds; in the sun
provokes compact leaves. High
tolerance to cold, drought, salt,
and pests. Fruit can be used to
make jelly and attracts wildlife.
The seeds can be roasted for a
coffee substitute.
PRICE 45 gallon $200