Black trunk Mule palms are one of the most exciting tropical looking cold hybrids that we can grow in California. Some say they even resemble a coconut once established.
This tropical looking hybrid which is a cross between a Syagrus romanzoffiana(queen palm) and a Butia capitata (Pindo Palm) can take temps all the way down to 10F. Brrrrrr that's cold!! Not only can it handle cold it can also handle temperatures as high at 124F. Dang that's hot!!!! I have personally seen mule palms growing in such harsh places to grow palms as: Napa valley, Monterey bay, San Francisco, Valley center, palm Springs, all over the inland empire, Tucson Arizona, phoenix Arizona, San Tee, Lake side, Temecula, ETC. This palm is no joke tough!!
This palm has hybrid vigor!! They are very fast growing once they are established in the ground. Mule palms are the world's most frost hardy pinnate-leaved palms you can grow in our gardens. Most people sell the green trunk version but I specialize in only selling the rarer Black trunk variety.
The Mule Palm, X Butiagrus nabonnandii, is the most beautiful of all the frost tolerant pinnate-leaved palms in the world. The rarity of the black trunk mule palm is a must have for the colder or warmer climate gardens giving you that coconut like feel.
I'm offering 6' tall 15/20gal sizes on sale for only 249.00 each (was 299.99)
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These are the *RARE* more sought after Black trunk variety
25 gals now available at 349.99 ea (was 400.00)
Limited qty, call for details
Check out some fun facts below about the black trunk mule palm:
Common Name: Mule Palm
Scientific Name: xButiagrus nabonnandii
Cold tolerance: Some trees have been documents surviving temps as low as 10F
Zone: (8a) 9-11
Full sun: up to 124F
Growth Rate: very fast
Origin: Brazil Argentina and Uruguay
Typical Height: 25-30' tall OA
Trunk: medium size
Salt tolerant: this palm can grow along the coast without salty air damage
Reproduction: this palm is sterile and will not produce seed
Wind: this palm can handle hot dry Santa Ana conditions with no problems
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