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Pindo Palm

Bring Southern Warmth and Charm to Cooler Climates

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships this Mon, Mar 30
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
6 at  $47.45 each


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
Sale: $6.99
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 need 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
Sale: $5.95

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
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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how big is a 3 gallon?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
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.

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how tall are the Pindo Palms Trees and the Windmill Palms in a 3 gallons container?
Rod M on Feb 27, 2015
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how fast do they grow? how many feet per year? in Florida Lakeland.
Alpagano on Dec 26, 2014
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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'm in zone 6b, and planted a few of these in the fall, which is when I usually plant new trees. However, they did not survive the winter. I planted a few new ones in the spring, and they stayed healthy throughout the summer. Time will tell if if they will survive the winter now that they are more established. I would suggest planting yours in the early spring.
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Can this palm tree grow in northeastern kentucky?
WB182848382 on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: You forgot to mention "grows well in northeastern KY as a potted plant". If anybody believes that you can grow a palm tree in Kentucky without any problems I have a bridge in Louisville I can sell you at a real good price as well.
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how tall should I expect the pindo palm to be when I receive it? (How do I equate 3 gal to a height?)
Thomas B on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Thomas! My pindo palm was gorgeous when I received it last August. It stood about 3 1/2 feet high and the fronds were probably 4 feet. Unfortunately, living in New York and keeping it in the house it didn't make it through the winter. But, my windmill palm is outside and so far seems to be doing very well. I wish you luck with your pindo palm. They are such a beautiful looking palm. Debbie
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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.
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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: Unfortunately I do not know, as all the Pindos I have purchased are in patio pots.
Fast Growing Trees and Brighter Blooms have a great site Planting Directions.
Hope this helps.
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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 our largest size for the Pindo Palm.
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Do you have a photo of what this looks like in the pot before it is shipped?
gary c on Oct 30, 2014
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Where to buy:Sarasota County, FL?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
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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 or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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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.

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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.