Pindo Palm

Common NamesPindo Palm, Wind Palm, Jelly Palm
Scientific NameButia Capitata
Hardiness Zones8a-11
Mature Height15-20 Feet
Growth RateSlow
Flower ProminenceInconspicuous
Water NeedsVery  Drought Tolerant
Cold ToleranceVery Cold Hardy
Light NeedsFull Sun to Partial Shade
Price PointMedium

This is the palm tree most people visualize when they think of “palm trees.” Feathery leaves in graceful, 5-10 foot curves and a textured trunk (1 to 1.5 feet) combine as a great accent feature in your landscape, fitting well into small venues like courtyards and entries. Since they’re slow growers, you might want to think about purchasing a halfway mature specimen. When properly watered and fed, it can thrive in the hottest of climates. This species yields large showy clusters of juicy, bright orange fruit, often called “Pindo dates” in the Deep South.

Their lovely flavor lends itself well to jams and jellies. You’ll want to plant them about 10 feet away from walkways or patios, as the fruit is messy when it falls to the ground. Great looking as a free standing specimen, for example, in a bricked well. It also makes a handsome show when it’s grouped with other Pindos.


Buy at an Orlando Nursery near you

  • Pokey’s Lake Jem Citrus Nursery

    3259 N. Orange Blossom Trail Zellwood, FL 32798

    Only Fruit Trees, no shipping