Pindo Palm

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to Part shade
Soil Moisture:
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 15 – 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 10 – 15 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 8b-11

Pindo Palm, Butia capitata

Originating from Argentina, this palm is often called Butia, Silver or Jelly Palm. The orange dates/seeds it produces are edible. Pindo Jelly is a favorite tourist souvenir which can be purchased along interstate highways in Florida. It’s a very hardy tree with feather shaped silver-blue to milky-green colored fronds. This tree is very attractive in both tropical and desert landscaping scenery. Withstands cold weather down to 15˚ F.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247