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Largest mule palm in inland Oregon

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Hutch

I have been growing cold hardy palms for about 15 years ...i have  had my mule palm in ground for about 7 years now . I've noticed it's gotten more hardy as time has gone on .

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DAVEinMB

Sweet Maria that is a beaut! What's the lowest temp it's seen?

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DAVEinMB
13 minutes ago, Hutch said:

17 degrees with heavy frost...

Any protection?

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Hutch

The first 2 years and intermittently after but the last 2 years it's been on its own.

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Trustandi

Wow.. It is very nice looking mule palm. 

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ShadyDan

Beauty! Gives the rest of us PNW folks hope that these are possible in our climate. Looking forward to mine getting to this size one day. 

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Chester B

Wow can I like this post twice.  I had to look up where you live, so just outside of Eugene if I'm not mistaken.  I had a look at the weather and it seems you get a little less rain, slightly warmer summer temps but slightly cooler winter lows.  I'm happy to see this in the ground and doing well.  That definitely is the biggest I've seen aside from some potted ones at a nursery.

What size was it when you first planted it?  And did you get it locally?

Welcome to Palmtalk.

 

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Paradise Found

Nice mules thats for sure!!! How long have you grown them and love to see some pics of the phoenix palm too! The story behind it. welcome to palmtalk. 

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Fallen Munk

Is that a Canary island date palm in the background?

 

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Hutch

Thanks Chester....i got it from raintree nursery ...i think it was 15 gallon.....yes I have a CIDP....its been in the ground for 10 years....totally defoliated in 2013....gets burnt leaf tips every other winter....

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Jesse PNW

It looks like Eugene saw -7F in 2013?  Is that the closest weather station to you?  I assume you protect it? 

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Hutch

Ya I don't live in Eugene the Airport is 25 miles from my house I live up higher in the hills my property saw 8 degrees if u must know Oregon has massive micro climates with in miles of each other .

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Paradise Found
On 6/11/2021 at 2:56 PM, Hutch said:

Thanks Chester....i got it from raintree nursery ...i think it was 15 gallon.....yes I have a CIDP....its been in the ground for 10 years....totally defoliated in 2013....gets burnt leaf tips every other winter....

WOW so you drove all the way to Morton WA to get a mule palm. Now thats dedication! Thats a full days drive for you. Beautiful drive though. 

I wonder if they still carry mule palms?

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Jesse PNW

I think you're thinking of Burnt Ridge nursery.  Raintree is in Silverton Or.

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Paradise Found
13 hours ago, Jesse PNW said:

I think you're thinking of Burnt Ridge nursery.  Raintree is in Silverton Or.

Oh ok, thanks for the correction...But for the record Raintree nursery is in Morton WA just a totally different nursery.  Burnt Ridge nursery is in Onalaska WA where I went to High School at,  Go... Loggers!!! 

Silverton OR nursery sure has a lot to offer in palms and exotics. 

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Chris Chance

Really cool to see! My parents live in Medford and never thought of try mules there but might be worth a shot. Lots of Trachycarpus around their house but that's it for palms around there. 

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Jesse PNW

Oh wow I had no idea there was a Raintree in Morton.   I used to ride my motorcycle down in those parts, haven't been that way in a few years. 

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Chester B
On 6/11/2021 at 2:56 PM, Hutch said:

Thanks Chester....i got it from raintree nursery ...i think it was 15 gallon.....yes I have a CIDP....its been in the ground for 10 years....totally defoliated in 2013....gets burnt leaf tips every other winter....

Well that is the only spot in the state I know these are available. They still have a ton of them there but the prices are much more than our friends in the SE are accustomed to seeing. I’ll make sure next time I’m at Raintree I’ll show Steve this post, I know he’ll be pleased. 

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