I have three (3) Butia's that were all labeled as Capitata, but chose all different looking ones to see if one produced a better looking Mule over the others. Fast forward to now and 2 of the 3 have now flowered and they are drastically different. Could one of these be "Odorata"? The Butia palm shown in full pushed the bright maroon flower and will follow up with a picture of the other Butia later.
Any information is much appreciated...
Central Florida Bamboo and Palms
I finally found a Foxtail Palm. Last year they had them at Lowes and I regretted not getting one. I got one at Lowes today after randomly stumbling upon them in the back of all the other palms, I didn't think they were selling them again. I got it for $21. I know a lot of people on this forum could probably get them for cheaper, but I'm ok with what I payed. I'm not sure what I am going to do with it, I might put it in the ground and attempt some crazy protection method in the winter or I may keep it potted.
I am interested in buying Ceroxylon quindiuense and other Ceroxylon species seeds. Does anyone know some reputable source (except RPS)? What is the season the seeds tend to be available? Any information greatly appreciated.
I saw a picture on Google of these palms, then I looked at them on street view, and I can't figure out what they are. Does anyone know?
5 years ago, before I knew much about palms, I got a mule palm as a 2 leaf seedling. I read that they were hardy to zone 8a, and given I am in that zone, I thought it would be a good choice. I did not realize that many mules do not survive zone 8a winter temperatures, and definitely not record lows in my area.
I decided to plant it anyway last week, and protect it when temperatures reach 18-19 degrees, which happens a couple of times in a typical winter. The soil in my area is extremely poorly draining clay, so I decided to plant it in a mound. About 1/4 of the rootball is below the normal soil level. The reason it is hurricane cut is because of a fungal issue.
Any tips would be appreciated!