Pindo palm trees will tolerate cooler temperatures and can even be found along the East Coast up to the Carolinas.
Pindo palms, also known as jelly palms, grow slowly to a mature height of 15-20 feet with a trunk diameter of 1 to 1 1/2 feet. The fruits of this graceful palm are light orange to brownish red and can be used to make jellies.
The seeds can even be roasted for a coffee substitute. Pindo palms are often used as a specimen tree and draw a variety of wildlife with their sweet fruit.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
Pindo Palm care
Falling fruit can make a mess, so it is recommended that pindo palms be planted at least ten feet from decks, patios or paved surfaces. Since these trees grow so slowly, it is best to buy at least a three-year-old nursery stock tree unless you are extremely patient.
||Full sun or partial shade.
||Pindo palms are able to survive hot and windy conditions, but it is always best to keep the soil adequately moist.
||Any type of soil as long as it is moderately salt tolerant and has good drainage.
||Do well in colder regions where temperatures may dip to 5 F. (-15 C.).
||Feed the palm two or three times between spring and fall, using a palm fertilizer.
Pindo Palm uses
- This palm makes a great accent which fits well into small areas like courtyards and entries
- It is a tough plant and survives in hot urban landscapes and even thrives there if watered and fed
- Large, showy clusters of orange-yellow, juicy, edible fruits, the size of large dates, are produced and often used to make jams or jellies