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Photos credit J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Pindo Palm

Medium size palm tree with trunk to 1 1/2 feet in diameter. Blue-green pinnate leaves elongate, curving, pinnae regularly arranged or sometimes clustered, ascending from the rachis. Hardiest "feather leaf" palms and commonly planted in the southeastern U.S. northward on the coast to Virginia Beach. Forms large clusters of plum-like orange fruits which are edible and contain seeds like minature coconuts. Plant in open location where it can develop full potential and form. Adaptable but avoid poorly drained soils. Sometimes offered as "Cocos Australis". Native to southern Brazil and Uruguay.

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Height
18-25 Feet

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Spread
10-12 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Soil Properties
Well-drained
Sun Requirements
Full Sun