I have never considered adding a pindo palm to my landscape because of the heavy clay that I live (and garden) in. But Alvin’s latest “freeze fix” has me reconsidering.
One of Alvin’s friends, who had suffered suffered freeze damage, asked about some cold-hardy alternatives.
He said pindo – and she kicked it up a notch with an incredible pot! This combo has me strolling through my yard looking for a plain spot that could use a gorgeous focal point.
The Pindo Palm or Butia capitata grow natively in Brazil and Uruaguay. Their mature height is 20 – 25 feet tall. This slow grower is a water-wise (i.e. doesn’t need alot) plant. It also has a high salt tolerance, making it a great choice for coastal areas.
The one thing that I have found that it will not tolerate is being planted in heavy clay. The clay tends to tie up nitrogen particles causing a plant to look yellow and sickly. If you have clay, try growing in a container or amend, amend, amend!
For more information, click here for a downloadable pindo information sheet.