Jelly Palm Tree
Popular, Hardy Palm with Delicious Fruit
Jelly Palm (also known as the Pindo Palm) is not only one of the most popular of the feather palm varieties, but also one of the hardiest. Use one as a specimen plant for your landscape away from walkways (due to its summer fruit), or group with other palms. It also works well for urban environments in poorer soils, or containers when young.
Your Jelly Palm is easily recognizable for its curving foliage. The 5 to 10-foot, fan-type leaves (so classic to palms), consist of elegant grey/green-hued leaves that arch up, and then inward back toward the impressive trunk.
The trunk itself tends to grow straight and true with a 1.5-foot circumference decorated with the leaf stalks of previous years. The stalks can easily be trimmed for a more manicured look to the grey trunk if you prefer.
In late spring, small yellow/red flowers appear in clusters, eventually transitioning to the fruit this palm is known for. A bit larger than a cherry, the round to oval-shaped, yellow fruit is ready for harvest in mid to late summer.
Both sweet and tart, it has a somewhat fibrous flesh with a fruity bouquet reminiscent of variations of pineapple, apple and banana, (depending upon the soil conditions). It's excellent for use in jelly (thus the name). Some also ferment the fruit for use as a wine.
It's disease resistant, drought tolerant and doesn't mind the cold. Jelly Palm can be expected to live up to 80 years and is obviously a great investment in a palm that's easy to care for and sure to provide enjoyment for years to come.
- Elegant tropical appearance
- Summer fruit
- Spring flowers
- Extremely hardy
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Butia capitata|
|Mature Height||18 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||14 - 16 Feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Flower Color||Pink / Purple|