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Pindo Palm

Butia capitata


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  • Ships Monday, Apr 23
  • 18"-24" tall

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-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.

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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-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
Add a Decorative Pot

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


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

4.6 / 5.0
47 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
January 1, 2013
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:
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
over 3 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years 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 20, 2015
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
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
over 3 years 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:

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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
reminds us of our trips, we really like palm trees.
Derrick W on Apr 8, 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
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
we have been looking for a palm for our house and this one seemed like a good option
David R on Apr 25, 2017
I grew up on Isle of Palms SC and we live a block from the beach. These palm trees were every where and I use to eat the all the time!! So sweet and good. I never forgot the taste of the fruit, very distinctive you never forget the taste!!
Dionne C on Apr 25, 2017
One of 2 palms that is cold resistant
Harry V on Apr 23, 2017
I have owned Pindo Palms before and they are absolutely beautiful and my favorite..... I am looking forward to receiving this one......
Debra T on Apr 23, 2017
I love this palm tree.I use to live in Florida, I miss the palm trees .So I decided to bring the palms to Ga..
Cinthy H on Apr 20, 2017
Grant M on Apr 20, 2017
Need ones that will be ok in zone 7
Theresa F on Apr 15, 2017
I love the tropical look of palm trees and this will grow in my zone. It is going out by the pool. Zone 6
Nikki T on Apr 14, 2017
able to grow in my area
Elaine M on Apr 13, 2017
pool area
N Jayne N on Apr 12, 2017
I love palm trees, will put by my pool
Angie B on Apr 12, 2017
I love them
Kay W on Mar 28, 2017
They look beautiful and they're tolerance to cold weather.
Derrick W on Mar 25, 2017
Cold hardy
David B on Mar 24, 2017
GLEN R on Mar 21, 2017
My wife wanted tropical plants for the yard and these are supposed to be zone 7 hardy.
Frederick H on Mar 16, 2017
I chose the Pindo because owners say the fruit is sweet and delicious and also makes jelly easily. I also wanted a palm that would be cold hardy.
D A on Mar 11, 2017
It says it can grow in Idaho
bdamon on Mar 11, 2017
I miss the beach. This will help me cope when I am home.
Jim M on Mar 9, 2017
Cold resistant
Graciela T on Feb 18, 2017
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
Beautiful elegant tree
Linda N on Mar 24, 2018
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Do Pindo Palms need winter protection like Windmill Palms in zone 6?
Ann M 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: Not fast. It has grown but it is very slow.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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