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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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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.

Customer 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
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
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
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, US
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
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
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
8 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
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
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
Hayes US
1 month 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, US
1 month 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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Why did you choose this?
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Like the look of them
David M on Apr 20, 2016
I chose this item because it's cold hardy and I REALLY WANT PALM TREES in my yard!
Leanna S on Apr 6, 2016
Like the look of them
David M on Apr 20, 2016
Cold hardy fruiting Palm
Carl S on Apr 13, 2016
I chose this item because it's cold hardy and I REALLY WANT PALM TREES in my yard!
Leanna S on Apr 6, 2016
We wanted a medium sized palm that would fit in near our driveway.
Evelin A on Apr 5, 2016
To go in a pot our neighbor gave us to sit by our pool!
Cheryl H on Apr 3, 2016
I have two big pots near my front door that I am going to transplant these two plants in, until large enough to plant in the ground.
Diana F on Apr 3, 2016
I like this one
Linda L on Apr 2, 2016
We have wanted a palm tree that would withstand the winter months, and now we can enjoy them all year around our pool.
Dee A on Mar 28, 2016
Right size for my yard, looks pretty, wanted to try making Pindo palm jelly
Lynn F on Mar 27, 2016
I chose this tree based on comments from customers. I will find out soon as soon as my tree arrive.
Kimberly F on Mar 21, 2016
I live in NC and haven't had a lot of luck with palm trees but someone told me about Jelly Palms (pindo) and so I decided to buy a couple of them. I sure hope they live and grow faster than other Palm Tree's which grow so slow! I'll let you know how they do once I receive them.
Jane S on Mar 15, 2016
I love tropical plants, but can't have very many living in Ky.hope this will do ok.
R I on Mar 5, 2016
I like palms and love dates
Clovelle M on Feb 9, 2016
I wanted cold hardy tropical plants for my home in VA. I also love dates.
Kimberly R on Feb 7, 2016
Interesting Foilage, color and texture. Will compliment the nearby Gunnera and Cryptomeria
Tim B on Jan 6, 2016
I need some palm trees around the pool and they seem just right !
I was looking for one that didn't grow more than 30 ft.
Wendy T on Oct 17, 2015
I love Palm trees. I live in zone seven and need one that can survive cold temps down into the single digits. I have a windmill palm and I love it. Thought I would add some variety to my tropical landscape. I am anxious to get and plant thie Pindo Palm tree
Linda M on Sep 10, 2015
I picked this for variety of size
Andrea C on Sep 8, 2015
see if I can grow it!
Michael K on Aug 22, 2015
Cold hardy fruiting Palm
Carl S on Apr 13, 2016
We wanted a medium sized palm that would fit in near our driveway.
Evelin A on Apr 5, 2016
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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: can you plant them on them on the southern side of the house that generally don't get as much wind? I find that wind can damage the pindo palm leaves, however more do grow. If its sustainable wind then I would seriously plant them in a sunny location with some protection form wind.
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: I live in NJ and take them in for the winter. I've had a couple die, and they do get a VERY pale green & droopy before that. I've never tried to leave them out, as the last few winters were rough. Pretty mild this year....
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.
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.
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.

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