Pindo Palms

Pindo Palm (Butia capitata)

The Pindo Palm (Butia Capitata) also called the Jelly Palm and Wine Palm, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world due to its beauty and yellow fruits that can be made into a jelly. This is a beautiful feather leafed palm tree making it a great accent piece for entry ways and gardens. This is a beautiful exotic tropical tree with a slow growth rate making it ideal for garden and residential areas even where power lines are present.

  • Temperature & Best Weather
    • Older Palms can tolerate as cold as 5°f
    • Partial shade to full sun
    • High drought tolerance
  • Soil Types & Tolerances
    • Clay, sand, alkaline
    • Likes to be well drained
  • Tree Height (Tall & Wide)
    • Can grow to about 10-20 feet tall but usually only 12-15 feet
    • Can spread from 10-15 feet wide
    • Trunk can range from 1-15 feet in diameter but usually only about 1-1.5 feet in diameter
  • Leaf, Flower & Fruit
    • Green-bluish/grey leaves (do not change in fall)
    • Feather like leaves grow to about 5-10 feet long
    • End of Spring yellow/orange/red flowers bloom into 3-4 foot long clusters
    • Edible oval orange fruits about 1 inch in diameter follow flowers ,the fruits can be eaten fresh or made into a jelly (Jelly Palm)
  • Growth Rate
    • Slow-moderate
    • Once established will grow up to 3 feet per year
  • Pests & Diseases
    • Root rot if soil is too moist
    • Pretty healthy plant
    • Palm leaf skeletonizer (a moth in which the larvae feeds on palms) can be an occasional problem but not major


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