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Yatay Mule (Butia yatay X Syagrus romanzoffiana)

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Wanted to post pictures of the Yatay Mule that I put in the ground as a strap-leaved seedling in the summer of 2010.

It's showing about a foot of clean trunk now:

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And lookie here.....my first inflorescence on a hybrid:

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And another one:

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Bonus shot, Aiders with a Kashmir Mazari:

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buffy

Anybody see the Syagrus cerqueirana in the first pic. Almost blue like S. camplyospatha.

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Zeeth

Thanks for the pics! I was wondering how people with this hybrid were doing. It's a nice one, that's for sure. 

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Laaz

Looks great. I got one of these from Patric last fall.

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Palm crazy

WOW! That’s a lot of growth and your lows are about the same as mine. LOL!  Outstanding!  How’s the other palms doing in your garden?

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Looking great!!!

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Ben in Norcal

Looks incredible!  And only six years in ground - that's crazy!  Great growing.  I can't wait for mine to look like that!

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buffy

Everything is thriving right now. Last winter never happened. 

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Ben in Norcal

Are you thinking about trying to back-cross?

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PalmTreeDude

Looks nice! I see the seed spikes!!!! Or just flowers!

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TexasColdHardyPalms
44 minutes ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Are you thinking about trying to back-cross?

Going to be impossible this year unless buffy has frozen pollen.  No butia will flower this late in the year.  

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Zeeth
49 minutes ago, Ben in Norcal said:

Are you thinking about trying to back-cross?

I wonder if Butia X Syagrus can cross with something else like Parajubaea. I know the whole fiasco with Syagrus x Parajubaea, but Butia x Parajubaea seems to be a regularly seen hybrid at this point, so maybe Butia x Syagrus would work too? 

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Ben in Norcal
8 minutes ago, Zeeth said:

I wonder if Butia X Syagrus can cross with something else like Parajubaea. I know the whole fiasco with Syagrus x Parajubaea, but Butia x Parajubaea seems to be a regularly seen hybrid at this point, so maybe Butia x Syagrus would work too? 

Worth a try!  I'd do some batches of Queen back-crosses first, I know I'd pay a lot for a (Yatay x Queen) x Queen. 

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Laaz
7 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Going to be impossible this year unless buffy has frozen pollen.  No butia will flower this late in the year.  

Really? Butia's in this area bloom three or four times a year. We have many still blooming.

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Not here. They stop in july when it gets hot and wont flower until the next spring. 

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Las Palmas Norte

Awesome growth ... and looking good. Hopefully nothing too cold comes it's way. Curious ... what has it endured for cold so far?

Cheers, Barrie.

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NorthFlpalmguy

Nice specimen and growth rate! I'm curious on it's hardiness as well?

I still have plenty butias flowering here as well.

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Laaz

They are fast. This is my Yatay x queen today,I got it from Patric last Nov.as a strap leaf in a 4" pot.

 

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_Keith
2 hours ago, NorthFlpalmguy said:

Nice specimen and growth rate! I'm curious on it's hardiness as well?

I still have plenty butias flowering here as well.

All I can say is it laughs at 19-21 degrees 3 days in a row and ice storms.  It is hardier than my standard mules.

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buffy

It's been good to 15F. 

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buffy
5 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Not here. They stop in july when it gets hot and wont flower until the next spring. 

Sure, but it forgot to get hot outside this year. I've probably only had five days over 95F this year. I'm confused on what you're saying? Are you saying these inflorescences, that are blasting out of the palm, won't produce flowers or viable pollen?

oh snap...I see what you're saying. You're saying pure Butia won't flower in the summer or fall here. That does match my experience in Texas.

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TexasColdHardyPalms
3 hours ago, buffy said:

Sure, but it forgot to get hot outside this year. I've probably only had five days over 95F this year. I'm confused on what you're saying? Are you saying these inflorescences, that are blasting out of the palm, won't produce flowers or viable pollen?

oh snap...I see what you're saying. You're saying pure Butia won't flower in the summer or fall here. That does match my experience in Texas.

Correct, for some reason Butia seem to stop flowering in July in Texas except down on the coast where they will flower in the fall/winter. I apologize for my hard to follow posts. 

The likelihood of your mule producing viable seed without being polinated back with butia/queen pollen is next to zero. Even if hand pollinated viable seed isn't guranteed to be produced. 

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buffy

Here's a picture of the inflorescence:

 

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buffy
On 8/31/2016, 6:28:08, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Correct, for some reason Butia seem to stop flowering in July in Texas except down on the coast where they will flower in the fall/winter. I apologize for my hard to follow posts. 

The likelihood of your mule producing viable seed without being polinated back with butia/queen pollen is next to zero. Even if hand pollinated viable seed isn't guranteed to be produced. 

Oh snap, here's my Butia odorata sending up a spathe when its not supposed to :)

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buffy
On 10/19/2016, 10:31:03, buffy said:

Here's a picture of the inflorescence:

 

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buffy

As a return to this thread. I received a slither of hope this weekend from my very damaged Yatay Queen. 8F unprotected is a bitch for pretty much anything.  In the spring, I removed all the fronds and started cutting deeper and deeper with not much promise. the frond bases still showed a smidge of green and there was a slight push upward of some of the fronds near the growing point which was a rotting mess. This weekend, the palm finally pushed three inches of material out the top. So we have a smidge of hope. Not much, but better than nothing. I fully expect it to grow for a few months and then croak, but you never know. If it makes it into winter, I will build a full enclosure around it and protect it from all cold. It takes two full years to build a full canopy.

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Laaz

Mines coming back strong.

 

 

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RJ
On 6/4/2018, 4:14:36, buffy said:

As a return to this thread. I received a slither of hope this weekend from my very damaged Yatay Queen. 8F unprotected is a bitch for pretty much anything.  In the spring, I removed all the fronds and started cutting deeper and deeper with not much promise. the frond bases still showed a smidge of green and there was a slight push upward of some of the fronds near the growing point which was a rotting mess. This weekend, the palm finally pushed three inches of material out the top. So we have a smidge of hope. Not much, but better than nothing. I fully expect it to grow for a few months and then croak, but you never know. If it makes it into winter, I will build a full enclosure around it and protect it from all cold. It takes two full years to build a full canopy.

Any progress on how you Yatay mule is doing? It's a palm a very much want to try, I'm in a similar zone, officially an 8a but I get some moderation do to lake proximity. 

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Alberto
On 29/08/2016 18:27:49, buffy said:

Anybody see the Syagrus cerqueirana in the first pic. Almost blue like S. camplyospatha.

Are the S. cerqueirana not very green?.....

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Alberto

Wow, that was real cold there, Buffy! I'm curious to see how is the yatay mule. Any pics?

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Kenarr09
24 minutes ago, Alberto said:

Are the S. cerqueirana not very green?.....

I agree with you Alberto they olive green with leathery leafs as i remember to 

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buffy

Not much to show yet. Big trunk with about a foot and a half of new material sticking out. I have a little hope, but not much. If we get three fronds out the top, then I may change my outlook. Right now. Grim. 

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buffy

Alberto: Turns out that the S. cerquierana is really Butia matogrossensis. Rarepalmseeds.com mislabeled the seeds. I know. Shocking. 

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Alberto
On 05/07/2018, 14:30:00, buffy said:

Alberto: Turns out that the S. cerquierana is really Butia matogrossensis. Rarepalmseeds.com mislabeled the seeds. I know. Shocking. 

I think you was lucky with a Butia matogrossensis. At least they are a lot cold hardier than Syagrus cerqueirana. I have  a S. cerqueirana that shows burned leaves with the lightest radiational freeze.

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_Keith
On 8/31/2016, 2:21:36, _Keith said:

All I can say is it laughs at 19-21 degrees 3 days in a row and ice storms.  It is hardier than my standard mules.

After last winter's multiple freezes with an ultimate low of 16, mine is alive but looks like crap.  Not sure it will ever again approach its former beauty, and it was a beauty.   

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Palm crazy

I don't think it will be as cold this winter for the southern states, but it might be rainier than normal. If you guys can protect with rope lighting and covering when the temp goes below 20F they all should start to recover nicely next spring. This is one palm that is worth going that extra mile to protect. Good luck! 

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buffy

Mine is still on life support, but there's a bit of hope. I'll probably build a greenhouse around it this winter to let it keep growing. 

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buffy

So, I did end of building a temporary greenhouse around the palm. It has about 5 stunted fronds. It's slowly growing through the winter with no water in the crown. I have a fan keeping air moving in there and a space heater to keep things warmish. At least we're giving it a reasonable shot. 

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RJ
12 minutes ago, buffy said:

So, I did end of building a temporary greenhouse around the palm. It has about 5 stunted fronds. It's slowly growing through the winter with no water in the crown. I have a fan keeping air moving in there and a space heater to keep things warmish. At least we're giving it a reasonable shot. 

Good to hear! Fingers crossed it pulls through. So far this winters has been pretty mild, hopefully it will continue to be. 

 

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Fusca

Hoping it comes through!  :)

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