Butia odorata: Pindo Palm
A 35-year-old pindo palm (Butia odorata).
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Arecaceae (taxonomic family)
Palm Varieties

How to Cite

Broschat, Timothy K. 2015. “Butia Odorata: Pindo Palm: ENH264/ST105, Rev. 4/2015”. EDIS 2015 (3). Gainesville, FL:2. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-st105-2015.


The pindo or jelly palm is a small, single-stemmed, feather-leaved palm widely grown in warmer parts of the US due to its unusual cold tolerance. It is considered hardy down to about 10°F (USDA zone 8A). The palm is slow-growing, eventually reaching 15 to 20 feet, making it suitable for planting under power lines. This revised 2-page fact sheet was written by Timothy K. Broschat and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, April 2015.

ENH264/ST105: Butia odorata: Pindo Palm (ufl.edu)

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