Butia capitata

Pindo Palm
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Plant Type

Palm

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 15-20′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Drought Resistant, Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Arching

Sunset Garden Zones

8-9, 12-24, H1

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-10

Slow-growing evergreen palm to 15-20’ tall and wide. This attractive species forms a stout solitary trunk topped with gracefully arching gray-green fronds that bend back towards the trunk creating a rounded appearance. Older fronds will persist on the trunk until trimmed. In warmer climates showy 3-4’ long stems of clustered pink-tinged creamy-yellow flowers appear in summer followed by sweet edible orange-yellow colored fruit. This stately relatively small-growing species is well-suited as a focal point in a variety of growing environments. Tolerates coastal conditions or inland heat and is cold hardy to 15°F. Prefers regular watering in a partial to full sun exposure.

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