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Growing Zones: 6-11

Growing Zones 6-11
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-11
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Butia capitata

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Bring Southern Warmth and Charm to Cooler Climates

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.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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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
December 31, 2012
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.
July 24, 2015
1 year ago
Very healthy plants - Fast shipping - Well packaged
I bought 2 Pindo and 2 Needle Palms. All four came well packaged and looked very healthy. A bit larger than I expected to be honest. I would buy from these folks again. Can I get the Pindo through my winter here in Kingston, TN...that's on me...:)
March 12, 2016
Kingston, TN
Growing Zone:
Perfect Palm Tree!
We were so excited to learn that we could purchase a palm tree that would survive in our area of Virginia! Our little Pindo Palm arrived quickly and was well packaged. So far, it has been in the ground about 4 weeks and it is doing well. We hope it continues to grow and thrive in order to bring a tropical feeling to our home in Virginia!
July 30, 2015
1 year ago
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Planted 3 in Gardnerville Nevada despite many nurseries advising not to. They are rooting well and showing no signs of shock or dieing
August 13, 2015
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Awesome! Georgia Palm Tree
We purchased about 3 months ago and the Pindo Palm Tree is doing great. Awesome purchase, would recommend to others.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
Little palm tree
The tree was in transit for 13 days and we thought that it would be dead. But to our surprise the tree looked excellent. My Husband planted it out front and gave it a good watering and hopefully it will grow to look like the photos on your web site.
September 19, 2015
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
Top notch trees
I am extremely satisfied with the price, delivery time and product that I received from fast growing trees my pindo Palms are absolutely beautiful. I am excited to watch them grow and mature, I can't wait to plant then in my backyard and have the parrty'o that everyone is talking about
April 22, 2016
Mechanicsville, MD
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Love them!
I ordered two of these palms for my outdoor patio. They were well packaged and arrived promptly. They look great in my large pots. I only wish that I had indicated that I'd like them to be similar in size as one is about twice the size of the other. But they are still beautiful. Now we will see if they can tolerate our VA winters!!
April 19, 2016
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Our Pindo Palm
We love our little palm tree. It's taken awhile to start growing but has finally started. We're keeping ours in a planter while it's still small and will move it inside in the winter. Our plan is to plant it outside once we feel it's strong enough to withstand our winters. Even then we may build somewhat of a greenhouse around it just to be sure.
August 1, 2015
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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To have a tropical looking backyard.
Israel B on Jun 25, 2016
Pool side!
katrina m on Jun 15, 2016
Cold hardy palms and they look beautiful. I love the look of Palms and always wanted my own.
Douglas H on Jun 23, 2016
wanted cold hardy for around nj pool
alexis l on Jun 15, 2016
how fast do they grow? how many feet per year? in Florida Lakeland.
Alpagano on Dec 26, 2014
Best Answer: These trees grow about a foot per year.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
can a pindo palm grow in new jersey ???
Andrew K on Sep 17, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, Pindo Palms are cold hardy down to zone 6. Most of New Jersey is located in a zone 6 or 7.
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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: The hole should be just as deep as the root ball and 3 times as wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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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: You can plant during time of the year, as long as the ground isn't frozen. Six weeks after the final frost in spring, or in the fall as the summer heat starts to break is best. However, you can go ahead and plant now as long as you keep your tree properly hydrated.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 1, 2015
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How fast does pindo palms grow?
Minnie Lee S on Aug 10, 2016
Best Answer: Not fast. It has grown but it is very slow.
Reply · Report · Deborah D on Aug 10, 2016
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how many years does it take a pindo palm to produce its own fruit from the point of planting the seed itself?
m m on Aug 16, 2016
Best Answer: This doesn't look like the tree we received
Reply · Report · Audrey T on Aug 17, 2016
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can this palm handle any wind ? I live in South Carolina we have some windy days with storms.
Josie on Feb 29, 2016
Best Answer: Yes. Storms, wind, no problem. Ours is thriving regardless.
Reply · Report · Kurt G on Feb 29, 2016
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Will this palm grow in souther idaho if i plant it into the ground?
bdamon on Jun 25, 2016
Best Answer: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 27, 2016
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I was told to wrap the but and palms in burlap in Maryland

I recently took burlap off and
Palms are white look dead ?

Are they just dormant , will the color come back
Fred G on Mar 31, 2016
Best Answer: Here in Oklahoma I wrap some insulation around the trunk during the winter. This works good. You are in a marginal weather acceptance area. That would most likely work for you too. It may be that sun was not able to get to the limbs when wrapped with burlap whiting the limbs. Hopefully green will return now that burlap is removed. If limbs brown out, the Palm is dead.
Reply · Report · JON B on Mar 31, 2016
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do I need a male and a female tree?
Homey on Nov 13, 2015
Best Answer: Its not the actual tree that has to be male or female but the flowers, which are monoecious, individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant. It can take 5 years for the tree to be mature enough flower.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 13, 2015
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how close can they be planted?
Homey on Aug 29, 2015
Best Answer: I would plant it no closer than 10 feet from the house and 10 to 15 feet between the palm trees.
Reply · Report · Leroy H on Aug 30, 2015
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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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How long it takes for the Pindo palm to produce dates?
Magda S on Aug 19, 2016
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