Actually planted these this spring. I planted a filabusta but a rabbit or something ate it to the ground.
I also planted butia but it drowned in all the rain we got this spring. I’ll try again this upcoming spring.
Below is a mule , planted as a two gallon maybe, it took right off without skipping a beat.
By D Palm
I live in N Florida in between Lake City, Fl and Jacksonville, Fl. I planted this Royal behind my red shed last summer. It took some leaf damage but had since put out a new spear this spring. I clipped the fronds and moved it to a sunny spot. The root ball has grown about 3x the size and I plan on moving it close to the south side facing part of my house to help protect it more. I mulched the base for winter and threw a blanket over it a couple of times. I travel for work so most of the time these palms are not protected. The only spear pull I had were the queens but they are all nicely recovering and everything is very thirsty waiting for summer rains.
Last evening my son and daughter-in-law took me out for an early Mother's Day dinner at Bonefish Grill in Cape Coral. While we waited outside for our table to be ready I noticed a solitary Chamaerops planted near the entrance. It was 6-7' tall and perfectly grown with bluish leaves and prominent gold spines. Chamaerops grow well here but are not often planted because most people prefer more tropical looking palms. But I would plant one like this in a heartbeat.
Chamaerops humilis solitaire, Bonefish Grill, Cape Coral, FL
By Paradise Found
Butia catarinensis is a small short butia only growing 9' tall with a thinner trunk. And is hardy to 14F. So far I have not had any damaged spear or leaves the last five years.
This year the new spear is opening and it pretty long & nice looking palm in my opinion. Check it out and I highly recommend this Butia.
Out of all the coconut varieties in the world, which one would you say can handle cool temps for the longest?