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Pindo Palm: Butia capitata



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pindo palm in parkway

Family: Arecaceae

Above: mature specimen in parkway, Below: in front yard Use: specimen, municipal and commercial landscape,date plantation
pindo palm in front yard

Plant: evergreen feather palms to 20'

Origin: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina

: 7 - tropics

: hanging sprays of tiny, cream flowers. If pollinated, mature specimens produce edible red and yellow fruit.

Foliage: silvery, large, leathery, pinnate leaves. Bark patterned from course "boots" of old leaf petioles

: sun to part sun in a sheltered location. Rich, well-drained soil. Mulch with humus or compost. Drought tolerant when mature. Fertilize in spring and summer. 2009, Last Updated January 19, 2009