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@Allen No it will stay in the same pot next year very likely. I position mine with a cinder block "plant stand" and have other potted plants surrounding it to help support and brace everything together. 

@Manalto such a smart... person :floor:

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Allen

Here is my mule palm progression in size.  Now around 10' tall and 8' wide

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Allen
8 minutes ago, Allen said:

Oops sorry for double post.....

 

Here is my mule palm progression in size.  Now around 10' tall and 8' wide

 

2018 spring on receipt

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2019 spring

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2019 fall.  When I took it out of pot it was completely root bound and would have went into decline soon.  This was the biggest pot I could find.  

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So 202o Spring I planted it

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Manalto
On 12/9/2020 at 8:19 PM, Dartolution said:

 

@Manalto such a smart... person :floor:

At least you didn't say burro - even though you wanted to.

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kevin54500

hello, really beautiful what growth is crazy!  what are the parents of your mule?  thank you

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JLM
9 hours ago, kevin54500 said:

hello, really beautiful what growth is crazy!  what are the parents of your mule?  thank you

I am pretty sure everyone who has posted pics in this thread got their mule(s) from MPOM, which is in Ocean Springs Mississippi. Ive seen the place on google maps streetview, he cross pollinates the queen and the butia, so both parent palms are in the same yard.

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Fusca
14 hours ago, kevin54500 said:

what are the parents of your mule?

As @JLM pointed out, the parents are Butia odorata (most likely or could be other species) and Syagrus romanzoffiana.  The standard "mule" is also called 'Butiagrus nabonnandii X' or sometimes simply BxS or BxQ.  The mother palm is typically listed first in the notation so the Syagrus (queen) pollen was used to pollinate the mother Butia (pindo).

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