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Nice pictures Joe...and I am a fan of hybrids...
Posted by Scot from SC on 4/5/2017, 9:11 am, in reply to "Re: I hear they are very very variable. "
Nice pictures Joe! Your high school and personal home are amazing by the way. You don't remember me, but I came to the spring meeting a couple of years ago that you hosted.
Jason, I have two decent sized Butias in my yard, but I started trying hybrids of Butias like Jubaea X Butia, Butia X Jubaea, and Butia X Jubaea X Jubaea, and I am sold on them. They seem to grow faster than regular Butias and are at least as hardy if not a tad hardier for me.
Hybrids are expensive as you know. Most of mine came from Patric out in California, but Penny's Palms sells advanced seedling sized mules and (Butia x Jubaea x Syagrus) hybrids. He has some of the Butia x Jubaea x Syagrus on eBay right now actually.
If I was in your shoes I would probably pass on the mules and get a different hybrid, probably a Butia X Jubaea mix. Plus you would have money to buy a regular Butia and could compare them as they grow.
I can't give you better advice than Alex and Joe, but keep us updated on how they fare if you buy them.
Scot from South Carolina
Elevation 663 feet above sea level
Straight from The Palmetto State!