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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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.
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