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Pindo Palm

Butia captitata

Add a tropical feel with this hardy palm that displays an attractive crown of green to blue-green serrated leaflets atop a stout trunk. Long, fragrant, yellow flower spikes in spring are followed by edible fruits. 

Plant with Sago Palm


  • Landscape Size: 10'-20' tall, 10'-15' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Year-Round Interest, Easy Care, Cold Hardy

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers well drained soils. Fertilize in spring before new growth. Cold hardy to about 15° F.



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