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Pindo Palm

Butia capitata


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  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • 18"-24" tall

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- 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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.


Growing Zones: 6-11
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Butia capitata

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Southern Warmth and Charm in 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 desert appeal can withstand the chilliest Southern winters. With minimal winter protection, 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.

Basically, its name is well-deserved. So succulent and delicious are the Pindo dates that they are often used to create savory jams and jellies, which is why the Pindo is nicknamed the Jelly Palm. But the pale green leaves are what give the Pindo its character.

Supported by inward curving fronds, the leaves are accentuated by a blue-gray sheen that gives it a distinctive look, unlike any other Palm.

Although it won't grow beyond 25 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.

Polished, plush and totally posh - this tropical-inspired go-to is a landscape staple. Order your Pindo Palms today!

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Customer Reviews

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Pindo Palm Tree in Michigan
My Father-In-Law surprised me with a Pindo Palm Tree for Christmas. I am a Palm Tree fanatic, and living in Michigan this was a complete surprise. When I opened it I couldn’t believe how large and healthy it was! I am a very happy recipient!
My Pindo Palm
My Pindo Palm
December 29, 2018
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Palm.
The Palm is a beauty. I bought the 18" tall plant and it came all leafed out over 36" tall. Excellent for the money.
November 2, 2018
3 months ago
Nice Palm
The palm tree was delivered quickly and in great shape. I planted it as directed and it's doing great! Even made it through a hurricane :o)
October 24, 2018
3 months ago
So far - so good, came in beautiful shape! Planted in large, upright pots, on my front porch, then my front lawn so they would get the natural waters from rain. Can't wait to see how they flourish. I also used the special soil medium that was offered, & put it in the soil before I planted them.
October 10, 2018
4 months ago
Tropics in the midwest
Love these trees! I bought 2 of them, and although they varied in size a bit they were pretty nice right out of the box and so far are thriving. Hoping they will continue to look great after winter!
October 4, 2018
5 months ago
Happy Palm
I’m happy so far just planted it. Looks healthy! I was worried at first from the beginning due to mailing.
Happy Palm I put it outside when it rains. Palm s new Just getting started got it just 2 weeks ago!
Happy Palm I put it outside when it rains. Palm s new Just getting started got it just 2 weeks ago!
October 3, 2018
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Not mature enough
I thought the palm was going to be much bigger or going to take awhile to see what is going to look like due to its size. And winter is almost upon us (New York ).
User submitted image
Added Sep 16, 2018
September 16, 2018
5 months ago
Slow growth? NO growth.
It's been 3 months and it hasn't grown a single inch. Some leaves turned brown despite a very rainy summer in New York. Will wrap it for the winter as instructed for zone 6. We'll see what next spring brings.
August 25, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Pindo Palm Tree
Love it. It is a great addition to my lovely landscaped backyard. Have one potted on the deck and the other planted in a backyard garden...
August 6, 2018
7 months ago
Beautiful specimens
I ordered two pindo palms, both of which arrived in excellent condition, as were two European campaigns that were ordered a few weeks earlier. All of been in the ground for quite a few weeks and are thriving.
August 4, 2018
7 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Pindo Palm

Pindo Palm Planting Diretions

Pindo palms (Butia capitata) is a cold tolerant palm tree that slowly grows up to heights of 20 feet tall with fronds that spread out 10-20 feet. Cold tolerant all the way down to 0 degrees, this tree is one of the most versatile palms for planting in the ground for USDA growing zones 6-11 with minimal protection needed in the northern zones. This palm can also be potted and kept as a house plant if you are in an area where it is too cold for them. Pindo palms are widely adaptable and can grow in many conditions from full sun to partial shade and in a variety soil types. In warmer climates (zones 9-11) this palm can produce a small edible fruit called “pindos” that can be made into jelly.

Choosing a location: Pindo palms will thrive in a variety of conditions, in cooler climates they will like a full sun location, in warmer areas they will prefer some afternoon shade. Pindo Palms can tolerate almost any soil type and can be grown in small areas like parking lot islands and  small spaces. They prefer well draining soil and can tolerate dry conditions, but look better with adequate moisture.

Planting Directions (in ground):
1) After choosing your location, dig a hole that is twice as big around as the container the palm is in (the root ball), and just as deep. If you have a hard clay soil you can dig the hole a little deeper to amend the area more so the roots can establish more easily.
2) Remove the plant from the container and lightly comb the roots to loosen them.
3) Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is even with the surrounding soil.
4) Backfill the hole with a mixture of 60 % native soil and 40% good compost or garden soil. Water lightly every few inches or tamp the soil to remove air pockets.
5) Water well when done, saturating the area to ensure that all of the roots are moist.
6) Mulch the planting area when done to conserve moisture and protect the roots from temperature fluctuation.

Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 times larger than the container that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality acidic potting mix such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Fill the container part way and place the palm in the container so that the soil is just below the top of the container and fill the remainder of the way.
4) Water until the water just flows through the bottom, keep the plant slightly moist but not wet.

Watering: Palm trees are drought tolerant once established, but will require frequent watering while getting established. Allowing the soil to dry out will weaken the root system of the palm tree, only allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again. The frequency will depend on the climate and how much rain you are receiving.

Pruning: Palm trees need very little pruning, only needing brown fronds or old fruit removed on occasion. This can be done any time of the year as needed.

Fertilizing: Young palm trees do not need fertilized until after they put out a new spear, about 2 months. After that they will perform best when fertilized with a slow release fertilizer such a 10-5-10 formula.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
It’s hardy and can handle cold temperatures
jeffrey f on Nov 2, 2018
I want to feel like I don't really live in Utah! :-)
Jose E on Sep 14, 2018
It’s hardy and can handle cold temperatures
jeffrey f on Nov 2, 2018
looking for palms that are recommended in my area for cold hardiness
Michelle T on Oct 16, 2018
I want to feel like I don't really live in Utah! :-)
Jose E on Sep 14, 2018
Richard K on Sep 1, 2018
Wanted a cold hardy palm by the pool.
Nancy S on Aug 20, 2018
Cold tolerance
GARY S on Jul 30, 2018
Hopefully will do well in zone 6
Lisa H on Jun 15, 2018
I live in section 8 and it will survive in our climate.
Amy J on Jun 12, 2018
Love the tropical look
Cassandra L on Jun 3, 2018
I love palm trees love your product.
peter m on Jun 3, 2018
Wanted to try a palm that is hardy in zone 6, Cleveland oh. Will be in a moveable container. We do get about a weeks worth of single digit temps in the winter. Will store in an unheated garage in the container. Do I need to cover it while in winter storage.
Paul S on May 19, 2018
Grows in our area.
Ken G on May 16, 2018
Make pool area more tropical shade
E L on May 14, 2018
Love the look and they’re one of the few palms that will survive Memphis’ cold temps!!
Becca M on May 7, 2018
Cold Tolerance and size
Jerry S on May 4, 2018
Zone plus saw them at Disney
Robert M on May 3, 2018
Great Look
EDWIN A on Apr 24, 2018
Want to try a cold hardy palm
peter p on Apr 21, 2018
I lived in Florida for about a year, but native to Ohio. I missed palm trees, and was so glad to learn there are several varieties that are in our growing zone.
Michael S on Apr 20, 2018
Love palms.
Matthew C on Apr 20, 2018
reminds us of our trips, we really like palm trees.
Derrick W on Apr 8, 2018
For tropical feel in Oklahoma around the pool and picked this one for cold hardiness and the fruit for jam and wine.
Mark T on Apr 7, 2018
We got a pool a couple of years ago. I think it will be a stunner in my neck of the woods.
EVELYN M on Mar 31, 2018
Beautiful elegant tree
Linda N on Mar 24, 2018
I am in Michigan...A Great Lakes Girl... This beautiful palm will look fabulous in our atrium! I cant wait to care and love for this one! I am getting this for our 4th Anniversary.
Michelle P on Feb 14, 2018
nice size, and will fit into our smaller yard
sherry l on Feb 12, 2018
want a warm feel to my northern backyard
jackie m on Jan 21, 2018
Receivers chose
mike h on Oct 23, 2017
I love palm trees
Svetlana P on Oct 20, 2017
Frederick K on Oct 20, 2017
juan g on Oct 15, 2017
I grew up in Brazil. As a child we had one in my backyard. My grandfather used to make a delicious licor from this particular Palm tree fruit. I now own a home, and it would be sweet and nostalgic to have my own again. Thank you.
Eduardo H on Oct 15, 2017
They look great online and hopefully will add the same great look to my front yard.
Charette B on Oct 10, 2017
iit is a breath taking planted on the front of your house
nivar D on Oct 4, 2017
Thought this was tropical looking and its growing great here in Turkey N.C.
Sally H on Sep 27, 2017
for my pool
jerry m on Aug 2, 2017
Cold Hardy
William V on Jul 22, 2017
I like the way it looks for the money.
Besides Ima get every kind and put them in certain places. I have a two acre yard and it's like a blank canvas. So Ima mix it up like crazy.
And I will have all sorts of fruit tees as well.
Darrell L on Jul 17, 2017
I like Palm, and this Palm can grow in Zones 6,7
Nhan N on Jul 17, 2017
PATRICK P on Jul 13, 2017
hardy palm
Teal H on Jun 23, 2017
They are hardy in my area
kenneth r on Jun 18, 2017
bears fruit in cold zone
keith b on Jun 12, 2017
I have been trying to find this species of a Palm. I already have 13 palms ranging from Windmills, Sagos, and the South Carolina Palmetto Palm. Very excited to add it to my beautiful back yard.
Laura L on Jun 8, 2017
Hardy plant and it looks great.
James M on Jun 5, 2017
Different than my other palms.
Bryan S on Jun 5, 2017
Affordable and the tree is outstanding!
Russell O on Jun 5, 2017
Carol D on May 31, 2017
We are looking for a cold hardy palm.We thought we would give these a try. We will let you know how it all turns out. Have a nice summer! Thank you fast growing trees☺
Dawn D on May 1, 2017
The looks very tropical and the possibility to get the fruit(dates ) from it.
C M on Apr 25, 2017
looking for palms that are recommended in my area for cold hardiness
Michelle T on Oct 16, 2018
Richard K on Sep 1, 2018
Can this survive Oklahoma winters?
Skittles on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Pindo Palm can grow in Zones 6 to 11 and is cold hardy down to 0 degrees F.
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.
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.
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: It can take 7-10 years to produce.
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.
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.
What type of soil do Pindo Palms like?
Teresa C on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pindo palms will thrive in a variety of conditions, in cooler climates they will like a full sun location, in warmer areas they will prefer some afternoon shade. Pindo Palms can tolerate almost any soil type and can be grown in small areas like parking lot islands and small spaces. They prefer well draining soil and can tolerate dry conditions, but look better with adequate moisture. Backfill the hole with a mixture of 60 % native soil and 40% good compost or garden soil. Or for potted plants, use a quality acidic potting mix such as a palm or citrus mix.
what type of fertilizer do I use and how much for the pindo palms ?
captain dan on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nutrients are vital for Palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well-drained soils they prefer have a tendency to allow nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain the specific nutrients most suited for Palm trees. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer containing 8-8-8 or a 12-6-12 fertilizer for quicker growth. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt.
When is the best time to plant trees in zone 8?
Ulrike A on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in the spring and they grew well over the summer. However, none of the three I have planted survived the winter!
This tree will withstand snow and ice?
Tracy A on Dec 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. My two went years, shrugging off teen temp nights and occasional light snow, but when it really piles on, I lost one. It sprouted back a year later only to succumb again. The other is doing great. I am right on I-20 west of the metroplex in texas for a positional reference..
Do Pindo Palms need winter protection like Windmill Palms in zone 6?
Amy Miles on Jul 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The first year I moved my pindo onto the front glasses porch . I wasn't sure and it did just fine slow growing for me but this year will remain outside with just mulch for winter protection. I believe the pindo will be just fine
I am in Zone 6 Pennsylvania. Can I plant a Pindo Palm in my yard or would it be better to keep it inside?
Goldye on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How fast does pindo palms grow?
Minnie Lee S on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pindo palms grow 6-8 inches per year.
Would this palm survive a Vermont winter?
Chris B on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Can this survive in NewJersey outdoors?
Lucia R on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How you trim this palm???
Roberta M on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pindo palms require little pruning, but it does benefit from removal of loose, dead or damaged fronds. Do not stress the tree by removing green, healthy fronds. If necessary to remove green fronds, never remove fronds growing horizontally or pointing up.
I have just had 2 Saco palms put in my front but they had been leaning against the wall but man said the limbs would straighten up is this true?
Linda L on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For the most part, yes they will straighten. But Palms tend to grow towards the sun so there may be some variation.
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.
are you sure this palm can survive down to 0 degrees?...for how long?...4 hrs or a week or two of cold weather that stays below freezing most of winter?...i live in zone 6 in idaho where we dont see the sun for 2-3 weeks cause of inversions...where it stays cold..jw....hopefully it can
bdamon on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We had a very cold winter here in Charlotte and my tree didn't survive the winter.
Are they ok to plant near a pool? Concerned about roots.
Carla E on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They do not have an invasive root system and can be planted near a pool.
I live on the water - can it handle the salt?
Brenda D on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Pindo Palm is tolerate of salt water, droughts and is tough enough to deal with weather stresses when mature. It can also grow in clay or sandy soils.
I live in Palm Beach FL--is it suitable for a sometimes windy SE terrace?
caseycoco on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It is a beautiful Palm and withstands the wind well
Okay for a container??
Donna V on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Pindo Palm would do much better if they were planted in the ground. They get to be 15 to 24 feet tall at maturity.
Are the palms from curttings?
Roselva B on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are grown from seed.
I just ordered mine!!! Can't wait to receive it!! I live in Denver, NC, should I wrap this plant in the winter time?? If yes, what do I wrap it with ?? Thank you Pam !!
Debra O on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can order a planket that we sell to wrap it in the Winter.
Will Pindo palms grow in West Jordan Utah?
Mike F on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How long it takes for the Pindo palm to produce dates?
Magda S on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take 7-10 years for them to produce fruit.
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.
Will it grow in a dessert climate in California summers are dry and in 90s and low 100s ?
Rashmi D on Oct 11, 2018

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