Pindo Palm

Butia capitata

Temperate climate palm with 3-foot long silvery green arching fronds. Stout, thick trunk with bold foliage sprays from the top. In warmer climates, 3 to 4 feet long creamy yellow to reddish flower clusters produce a sweet, edible fruit called pindos.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering - when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationBEW-tee-uh kap-ih-TAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower up to 20 feet tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitFountain
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Poolside, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)

Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity, but will tolerate some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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