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Butia Capitata Brentwood

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The Pindo Palm Tree, scientific name Butia capitata Brentwood, is one of the most popular palms in the world because of its stunning appearance, cold hardiness and bright yellow fruit, that can be made into a jelly. Its graceful appearances with blue-green fronds make it great for pool-side plantings, and also for container use. It is one of the most popular Florida Palm Trees. The Pindo Palm can live up to 80 years.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.

Appearance:
It has a heavy gray trunk covered with old leaf bases. Trunk is around 15 ft tall and 1-1.5 ft in diameter. Occasionally, you can find specimens with a clean trunk. Without crownshaft, beautiful arching leaves emerge right from the trunk. Leaves are pinnate, or feather-like, ranging in color from green to bluish gray, about 5-10 ft long, with 80-150 leaflets that are about 20-26 inches long. They are supported by 3-4 ft long petioles that have spines along both edges.

Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate. Butia capitata can slowly grow up to 10 – 20 ft and 10-15ft wide, but usually is not taller than 15ft with the spread of 10 ft.

Cold Tolerance:
Pindo Palm Brentwood Tree can tolerate cold down to 5F when mature enough. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 7b (5 to 10 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

  • Specifics
Plant Type: 
Tropical Tree
Botanical Name: 
Butia capitata
Flower Color: 
Yellow to Orange Red
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
6 to 9