Wodyetia bifurcata
Foxtail palm

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 Wodyetia bifurcata or foxtail palm photo

Foxtail Palm




Common Names:

Foxtial palm


Queensland, Australia

Cold Hardiness: 

About 24 F

Trunk type:

Smooth, somewhat thin, crown-shafted.

Leaf type:

Pinnate, plumose (fluffy), hence the name "foxtail".




Easy, but requires heat.

Speed of growth:



About 25 feet

Soil requirements:

Sandy soil with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A handsome pinnate palm that likes heat and is becoming quite popular.  It can grow very slowly if in cool, damp environments.  But, it tolerates some degree of cold.  For those lacking heat, it can be a less than satisfying growing experience.  For this reason, mostly recommended for growers not right next to the ocean.

Other Notes:

Interesting fibrous large seed.  Also, great hybrids with other genera are becoming availble.

Further Data:

Interesting hybrids have been done with Veitchia

Palm for sale/Availability:

Click here to view the current price list.

Of note, we often have large specimens for sale as seen to the left


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