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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Scientific Name:Wodyetia bifurcata
Family:Arecaceae
Common Name:Foxtail Palm
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:5 ~ 10 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Playground friendly

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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