MULE PALMS

HOUSTON'S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR MULE PALMS

The Mule Palm's closest lookalike is the Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera). The Mule Pale is considered sterile, hence its nickname ‘Mule Palm’, and all Mule Palms must be produced by hand pollination (hybrid of horse and donkey). 

To produce Mule Palms it takes a tremendous amount of effort to create viable seeds. The seed producing Butia flowerstock all of the male flowers must be removed manually to prevent self-pollination. Then, the Queen pollen be put onto the receptive Butia blossoms. This takes a lot of experience, effort and time working in the palm canopy on a ladder during the hottest months of the year (July & August) and  is one of the reasons this Hybrid is both rare and more expensive than the common Queen Palm.

Want to explore more than the Mule, check out our list of palms we also grow from seed to your property!

 

Did you know that the Medjool is not a tree, but in fact a grass! Learn more about the difference between Palms and Trees here!

  THE VERDANT ADVANTAGE  

The Mule Palm is a beautiful Hybrid Palm and the result of cross-pollinating the Pindo Palm (Butia odorata) "mother" and the Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiania) "pollen donor". One of the primary benefits of this palm is that the Mule Palm is extremely cold hardy and can withstand temperatures to at least 14F (-10C) when established. Keep in mind there may be frond damage at these low temperatures.

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ver·dant

/ˈvərdnt/  adjective

  1. Green with grass or other rich vegetation.

    Synonyms: green, leafy, grassy, grass-covered; ​(i.e.) "a deep, verdant green"

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Texas Nursery and Landscape Association is the preeminent regulatory and advocacy organization for the industry.

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