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|
|Common Name:||Foxtail Palm|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit|
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