Foxtail Palm

The Foxtail Palm is an exotic and newly popular Australian palm species. It is suitable for moist sub-tropical and tropical climates. Of the tribe Arecceae, and subfamily Arecoideae it is also known by the botanic name Wodyetia bifurcataFoxtail Palms are native to the Northern Australia.

Plant Facts:

Common Name:  Foxtail Palm

Botanical Name:  Wodyetia bifurcata

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Subfamily:  Arecoideae

Plant Type:  Slender gray solitary palm tree.

Origin: Northern Australia

Zones: 10 – 11

Height:  30′

Rate of Growth: Fast

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Soil Requirements:  Widely adaptable

Water Requirements: Moderate drought tolerance

Nutritional Requirements:   Moderate

Light Requirements: Moderate, High

Form:  Solitary.  Canopy of 8-10 leaves.

Leaves:  Pinnately compound, reduplicate, arching; several hundred fishtail leaflets attached in several ranks.

Inflorescence: Branched, born below the crownshaft.

Fruits:  Red

Pests or diseases:  None

Uses:  Specimen tree

Bad Habits: None

Cost:  $$ – $$$ — reasonable to expensive

Propagation:   Seed, germinates in 2-3 months.

Sources (“As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”):   AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTSBETROCKS GUIDE TO LANDSCAPE PALMS

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