A tropical appeal for cooler climates. Robust individuals are striking additions to any landscape. Slightly curved trunks have coconut-like appearance. Mule palms are an intergenetic hybrid. They are grown from seeds taken from Butia capitata (Pindo palm) which have been fertilized with the pollen from the Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen palm). As such, they can be highly variable in their characteristics. We have wanted to grow them for many years but were not satisfied with the quality and quantity of available seedlings. In 2009 we began growing several thousand ‘Butiagrus’ (Mules) which exemplify the potential of this hybrid. This cold hardy palm has tropical appeal with Zone 8B cold tolerance.