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Pindo Palm

Bring Southern Warmth and Charm to Cooler Climates

Size: 3 Gallon

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List: $109.90
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Planting Mix
Pindo Palm Planting Mix

Helps your Pindo Palm get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Yearning to plant a southern Palm even though you’re just north of the Mason Dixon line? Then warm up to the Pindo Palm. This date palm with the desert appeal can withstand the chilliest southern winters. It’s been known to shrug off frigid temps below freezing—even as low as zero. And it’s a gorgeous, low growing palm that will produce a hefty yield of juicy, amber-colored fruit. 

A Name Well-Deserved 
So succulent and delicious are the Pindo dates that they are often used to create savory jams and jellies, the very reason the Pindo is nicknamed the Jelly Palm. 

The pale green leaves are what give the Pindo its character. Supported by inward curving fronds, the leaves are accentuated by a blue-grey sheen that gives it a distinctive look unlike any other Palm. 

Although it won’t grow beyond 30 feet in height, the leaf span can spread to an impressive 20 feet, and its trunk base can exceed 2 feet. Still, the single trunk, slow root growth and extreme drought tolerance make it an excellent candidate for container growing. Pot them up and put them on the patio, the deck, or plant them in your yard to create a relaxing southern retreat. Whatever you decide, don't be left out in the cold. Order your Pindo Palms today.








Growing Zones: 6-11

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Botanical Name: Butia capitata
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-11
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-11
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It's Easy to Plant your Pindo Palm

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Pindo Palm.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Pindo Palm gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Pindo Palm again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Planted two Pindo Palms 10 years ago and now they are almost full height (about 13 feet). They do seasonally produce dates and drop a fair amount of fruit, but the rest of the time they are a dramatic tropical addition to our backyard landscaping. They preside over the edge of our large fish pond and lend a distinctly tropical flavor to the view. They make our yard feel like an oasis or vacation spot
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December 31, 2012
Awesome! Georgia Palm Tree
We purchased about 3 months ago and the Pindo Palm Tree is doing great. Awesome purchase, would recommend to others.
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July 27, 2015
3 months ago
Palm tree in New Jersey
So far I'm enjoying watching my Pindo Palm grow! It is planted next to the pool and seems to like it there. I really hope it makes it through the winter, Palms are my favorite trees and to have one in New Jersey is exciting. Other reviews say the winter well, so I guess I'll have to wait and see.
This Palm is easy to care for.
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July 24, 2015
3 months ago
Pindo Palm
Tree seems to be doing well but not growing fast. Not sure yet.
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July 25, 2015
4 months ago
Pindo Palm
Way overpriced.for the size. I will never buy frpm this site again.
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July 27, 2015
3 months ago
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I. I lo love you he palm I just hope it was I'll get thru winter
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July 25, 2015
4 months ago
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how big is a 3 gallon?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
Best Answer: About a 10" pot.
Reply · Report · Jeff D on Jul 27, 2015
how tall are the Pindo Palms Trees and the Windmill Palms in a 3 gallons container?
Rod M on Feb 27, 2015
how fast do they grow? how many feet per year? in Florida Lakeland.
Alpagano on Dec 26, 2014
Best Answer: Pindo palms are slow growers, I have a Pindo palm that is outside from mid spring to early fall and it put on about three fronds. In Florida however, I would expect the Pindo Palm to grow a little faster. Just make sure to fertilize the palm tree during the growing season and it will grow.
Reply · Report · Will S on Jul 7, 2015
can i grow this palm in ohio?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: If you're outside of zone 6 in Ohio then I would recommend looking into other options, or keeping your tree in a container and bringing it indoors during the winter.

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How many feet does the hole have to be to

plant a pindo palm tree?
Nancy B on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: Usually you want the hole to be twice the size of the pot the palm was in.
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What's the best time of year to plant this palm tree in zone 6?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: I bought my Pindo Palms in early June. I have them potted. They are thriving, as it's been a fairly mild Summer in NJ. They have adjusted well. I plan on bringing them into the house at the end of October. All the reading I've done recently leads me to believe they would not survive (planted) a typical Northeast Winter.
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will these trees survive outdoors planted in Philadelphia Pa?
Joe R on May 29, 2015
Best Answer: The Pindo Palm is recommended for up to growing zone 6. Some areas of PA are in zone 6. Type your zip code in the link below to find out your growing zone. If you live in zone 6 this tree will survive being planted in the ground. If you live outside of zone six you'll need to plant your tree in a container and bring it indoors during the winter.

Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I have them in pots on the patio in Seattle. They grow well, however I do not believe at this point they are a fast growth palm which is perfect for my patio containers.
Reply · Report · K G on Jun 14, 2014
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what palms can grow in idaho?
guido 7 on Jun 26, 2015
Best Answer: Most of Idaho is zones 6 and 5, and can grow the Needle Palm, which is the hardiest palm of all. It will reliably survive zone 6a winters, and will even survive in zone 5 with winter protection. If you live in the colder central section of Idaho, you can still grow a palm in a pot and bring it indoors or the winter. The smaller palms that lend themselves to container growing are: the Pygmy Date Palm, the Sago Palm, and the European Fan Palm.
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Does the Pindo attract bugs or animals of any sort? I have 2 small dogs and want them kept safe. Darlene
Darlene M on Apr 23, 2015
Best Answer: If the fruit drops and is left on the ground it can attract wasps and hornets. These trees don't attract larger animals.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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can you send me a picture of the tree?
Ezra c on Apr 22, 2015
Best Answer: Please contact a sales agent through email or by phone. The number is found at the top of the page.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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Where to buy:Sarasota County, FL?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: www.fast-growing-trees.com.

Unfortunately, we aren't familiar with local nurseries in your area, but we can ship palms to Florida in 1 to 2 days.
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Can this palm tree grow in northeastern kentucky?
WB182848382 on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Pindo Palm can grow in Northeastern Kentucky and often grows quite well there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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Can I order a bigger size ? (15 or 30glns)?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is currently our largest size for the Pindo Palm. Sizes change based on availability.
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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