Foxtail Palm Tree – Wodyetia bifurcata

foxtail palm tree1 Foxtail Palm Tree   Wodyetia bifurcata

The Foxtail Palm Tree, scientific name Wodyetia bifurcata, has the most spectacular foliage displays of all palms.  The Foxtail palm has gain popularity because it is very durable and will tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions like alkaline limestone soils and rocky sands. It has a deep root system that helps it to withstand high winds and makes it easier to tolerate drought. The Foxtail Palm can also grow indoors.

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Foxtail Palm Tree Profile

Scientific name: Wodyetia bifurcata

Common names: The Foxtail Palm is also known as Fox Tail Palm and Wodyetia Palm.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to Australia.

Appearance: Wodyetia bifurcata has a solitary, self-cleaning trunk with smooth green crownshaft. Trunk is slender, dark grey to light grey, closely ringed, and slightly swollen at the base. The Foxtail Palm has about 8-10 arching leaves which grow up to 6-10ft long. Pinnate, or feather-like, fronds emerge from a smooth green crownshaft look like tail of the fox, hence the name Foxtail Palm.

Flowers/Fruits: The Foxtail Palm produces branched flower stalks of creamy inflorescence which grow at the base of the crownshaft. The Foxtail Palm has male and female flowers growing on the same plant. Flowers are followed by clusters of fruits which are oval, about 2 in. long, with single seed inside. Fruits are are green when young but turn red to orange-red when they ripe.

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. It is a fast growing palm that can get up to 20 – 30 ft tall and 5-10 ft wide.

foxtail palm tree3 Foxtail Palm Tree   Wodyetia bifurcataOutdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Cold Tolerance: It can tolerate cold down to 30F and should be protected from frost. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 10a (30 to 35 F) – 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Partial shade to full sun.

Water Req: Moderate. Foxtail likes deep watering with well drained soil.

Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continues release formula twice a year during growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seeds that take anywhere from 3-12 to germinate.

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~Susan Brian

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9 Responses to “Foxtail Palm Tree – Wodyetia bifurcata”

  1. my foxtail palm tree has tiny black specks on both sides of the stem of the branches. Are they bugs? how should I treat the problem? my palm tree is turning yellow.

  2. I have three foxtail palm trees spaced behind my lanai – all three were doing well but since I planted a bougainvilla and sweet potato ornamental vine under one, its branches are turning brown – is there a correlation with soil pH or something happening else here?

  3. My foxtail palm has verticle cracks in and around the trunk… it seems to be splitting from the inside out… any ideas??

  4. I remove the seed pod as early as possible from the palm. Does this harm the health of the foxtails.

  5. I have 4 FoxTail Palms and i planted 2, and i have 2 in pots, one is growing fine and healthy, but the other seems be alitle yellow and the leaves are very far apart (about half an inch) could it be a different typeor should i put in a larger pot?

  6. Some of the leaves on my FoxTail Palm are not spreading out from the stalk? HELP

  7. Hi Charles. Is it possible that your palm tree has been damaged by cold? Where do you live? ~Susan Brian

  8. I have a foxtail palm that will not open it’s palm leaves. It doesn’t apear to be dead but it is not thriving.

  9. My foxtail palm has vertical cracks in the trunk and the trunk is swelling in the area of the cracks. What is happening?

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