Pindo Palm (Butia capitata)

Pindo Palm

(Butia capitata)

This slow-growing palm is known for its blue-grey fronds curved towards its stocky trunk. The Pindo Palm’s trunk Is covered with leaf bases. While they will grow to 20-feet, the Pindo Palms are mostly seen shorter due to the slow growth rate. It is also known for the yellow, edible fruit that it produces, which can be processed into various condiments such as jams and jellies. The Pindo Palm is cold-hearty and will grow in full sun or part-shade. It will survive hot and windy weather, and is disease resistant.

The Pindo Palm is often used on parking lot buffers, residential street medians, and has thrived in urban areas with air pollution and less-than-desirable soil circumstances.

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