Pindo palm in the SF Bay Area
Thought I'd post a link to a garden in Alameda, California with several Pindo palms, Butia capitata planted out amongst a collection of South African succulents and perennials. I really like using this palm as more of an accent shrub in the landscape, because it is relatively slow to form a trunk, and has great foliage interest while young. This palm will easily serve as a foliage backdrop for the next 10 years, but will slowly form a trunk and become an actual "tree sized palm" eventually. In the meantime, it makes a great backdrop for contrasting shrubs and flowering perennials.
I don't know why this palm isn't used more often here in California, as it is drought tolerant, easy to maintain, and beautiful...
Here is a link that might be useful: Butia capitata palm