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Palm Trees – Pindo Palm

  • Pindo palm 

Botanical name: butia capitata 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 15 – 20 ft in height with a 10 – 15 ft spread

Bloom time:  late spring

Hardy zone: zone 8

Flower color: yellow/green/brown/red

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: grows at least 2 ft a year

Pruning instructions:  when the fronds closest to the trunk turn brown all the way down to the stem, cut them off

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: focal point 

Light needs: 4 – 6 hours of sun a day

Special features: heat tolerant and adaptable to most soil types

Watering instructions: hand water deeply everyday/ every other day at the base for a few minutes for the first 20 – 30 days. Once established, reduce to weekly watering.

Fertilizing instructions : fertilize with 8 – 4 – 12 two or three times between spring and fall

Best time to plant: spring and summer

Best type of soil: sand

Companion plants: muhly grass, pittosporum, leopard plants, ferns 

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and mildly toxic for pets if ingested 

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