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What rare to Phoenix palms are you growing?
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MKIVRYAN



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: What rare to Phoenix palms are you growing? Reply with quote

I currently have Cuban Royal, Bismark, Fishtails, Foxtails, and a few other smaller palms that I forget the names of.
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Bryan Anderson



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, my only rare ish type of palm in PHX is a Bizzy, and a triangle palm. Both of which are doing very well. I have a few butias, lots of those pygmy palms, and some med fan palms. I HAD, a couple of royals, but I killed them. Think I watered them way too much in the winter, then they just rotted. Soaked them way too much. Oh well, i'll try again.

I also have a beccariophoenix alfreddi, its small, planted in january, hasnt grown at all. Might be digging that up and just potting it until its much larger. Not sure.

Hook us up with some pics of your royals?? I really like those palms. I've seen a couple big ones around the valley.

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ArizonaPalms



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unusual palm for Phoenix that has quickly become my favorite is the Mule palm. The Mule is the common name given to a hybrid cross between a queen palm and Pindo (butia) palm. The palm has the quick and upright growth of a queen but a canopy which looks more like a pindo than a queen. Cold temps are no problem once established. They are very tropical in appearance, take full sun, 20F cold and so far, show no manganese and trace element deficiency issues like with the queens.

One of my five Mule palms became rotten in the crown during last years monsoon season. The center spear pulled out. I treated it and waited. In May 2012 (8 months later) a new spear appeared, then another and so on. It's back on the road to recovery. Same happened with a queen and it too is pushing new spears.
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MKIVRYAN



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! I have been looking for Mule palms for years and cant find them! Any chance you know where to get them? I will try to take some pictures of my stuff this weekend but its all pretty small. Hopefully AZtropic will chime in with some pictures. He has some big royals not to mention tons of other super nice palms.
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ArizonaPalms



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased the Mule palms in California. Jungle Music in Encinitas has them in 5gal size for $100, nice quality too.

A strange characteristic of the Mules is that they seem to be quite individualistic regarding their growth habit. For example, when purchased all mine were of similar size. A few years later and now two are distinctly squatty and the others tall and lean. The squatty ones have the same diameter trunk as the others but are clearly shorter. I attribute this to the uncertain nature when you cross breed anything. I'm guessing the squatty ones take after their father (Pindo) more and the others are more like their mother the queen palm.
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MKIVRYAN



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I have been there once. I'm hoping to get out there at the end of the summer and do a bit of shopping. Any thoughts that more or less sun or water could be causing the differences by chance?
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ArizonaPalms



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pict of two of our Mule palms. The one on left is stubby the one on right more upright. Both trees were of identical size when planted two years ago as 15g trees. Site location, water and fertilization are identical for these two. The block wall behind is 6ft tall for scale. Mule palms are highly recommended for a full-sun Phoenix area landscape.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW those are sweet! I really want to get a few of those.
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Eriktampabay@yahoo.com



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Some Mule palms in Florida Reply with quote

Here are some Mule Palms in Florida. xbutyagrus.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Mule Palms. Reply with quote

I will show some photos of the different sizes and how they progress.

Butyagrus seedlings.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:47 am    Post subject: mule palm butyagrus 1 gallons Reply with quote

1 gallon butia X Syagrus


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:49 am    Post subject: 3 gallon xbutyagrus Mule Palm Reply with quote

Around 3 years of age they start going pinnate.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject: 25 gallon Mule Palm. Reply with quote

Butyagrus


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: butyagrus mule palm Reply with quote

Field grown


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Mule Palm Reply with quote

xbutyagrus


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