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Mule Palm

Butiagrus nabonnandii
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Add a tropical feel with this pinnate palm that displays an attractive crown of feathery fronds atop a stout trunk. Grows up to 20'-30' tall and is cold hardy to 15 °F. Very rare specimen.

Plant with Sago Palm


  • Landscape Size: 15'-25' tall, 10'-15' width
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 4-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Year-Round Interest, Easy Care, Cold Hardy

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers well drained soils. Fertilize in spring before new growth. Cold hardy to about 15° F.