The Pindo Palm is a palm native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. This palm is known for its stout trunk and blue-gray leaves. It does exceptionally well in cold weather and is able to flourish in climates that experience periodic winter frost. Pindo Palms flourish in both full sun and partial shade environments. When planted in shady locations, the tree’s leaves tend to grow longer, creating a fuller crown. This slow growing palm reaches about 10-20’ in height, with a trunk diameter of more than a foot. Its crown consists of feathery gray-green arching leaves spreading 10-15’ wide with 2-4’ leaflets. This palm produces yellow-orange edible fruits used in jams and jellies in the summer.
Zone 8, 9, 12-24; H1, F2
Scientific Name: Butia Capitata