Mule Palm Tree – Butiagrus nabonnandii

Mule palm tree

The Mule Palm Tree, scientific name Butiagrus nabonnandii, is a hybrid between Pindo Palm and Queen Palm. This palm is rare and expensive. It can tolerate cold, wind and drought. Very durable palm that can be grown in the USDA Zone 9a.

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Mule Palm Tree Profile

Scientific name: Butiagrus nabonnandii

Common names: The Mule Palm Tree is also known as Butia Queen Cross, Pindo Palm, Butia x Syagrus.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to Florida.

Appearance: It has a heavy gray trunk covered with old leaf bases. Dark green arching leaves emerge right from the trunk. Leaves are pinnate, or feather-like, about 5-10 ft long, with 80-150 leaflets.

Flowers/Fruits: It produces small pink flowers that grow on branched inflorescence.

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. This palm can grow up to tall 20 – 30 ft and 5- 10 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Cold Tolerance: This palm is cold hardy and can tolerate cold down to 20 F. When mature enough this palm is known to withstand cold even below 20F. Great for USDA Zones 9a (20 to 25 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Partial shade to Full sun.

Water Req: Moderate. Likes moist well drained soil but will tolerate drought for a short period of time when mature enough.

Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seeds.

Buy Mule Palm Today

We don’t sell palm trees on this site, but you can buy it from one of my favorite palm nurseries – Real Palm Trees.  It has beautiful palm trees at discounted prices and offers a Free Shipping. This is one of the few sites that I trust, because each palm tree comes with Certificate of Authenticity that guarantees highest quality of the tree. All of their palm trees are properly grown and acclimatized to the correct hardiness zone.

Most importantly, you will receive a tree in perfect health and wouldn’t have to worry about it dying few weeks later. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or you money back. 

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~Susan Brian

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  1. Roger says

    My mule palm is really messy and has too many fronds that are touching the ground. I’d like to trim it to achieve a little better shape. Can it be trimmed note or do i need to wait until summer?

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