Wodyetia bifurcata – Foxtail Palm

This is a neat palm with self cleaning leaves, and the foliage is decorative with a dense feathery look, growing from a  grey trunk. It grows to around 10 metres tall in garden situations. This beautiful palm was only brought into cultivation relatively recently, in the 1970’s, and comes from far north Queensland in the Cape Melville range, so is best in tropical to sub tropical climates. The fruit is red when ripe but is toxic.

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Family : Arecaceae
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Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 5
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Wodyetia bifurcata
Common Name : Foxtail Palm
Height : 10
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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