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Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia Bifurcata)

Categorized as: Palm,Tree

April 08, 2011 | 18962 Views | 0 Comments

The Foxtail Palm is becoming an extremely popular palm in southern climates. In fact, the Foxtail palm tree is the most used landscape palm tree in the world. It is suitable for moist sub-tropical and tropical climates. It is also known by the botanic name Wodyetia bifurcata. Foxtail Palms are native to the Northern Australia. It can be grown as a potted palm so long as it's cared for properly, but it likely will quickly outgrow its pot since it's rate of growth of medium to fast. Its moderately drought tolerant, handles a variety of soil conditions very well, is typically is free of pests, and handles neglect fairly well - ultimately it's an easy palm to grow... if you have the right climate.



Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Wodyetia
Species: Bifurcata
Cultivar: None Identified


Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Height:

20-30 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:

Fast
Moderate


We successfully grow this palm in central South Carolina with no problems, except we have to take it indoors in the winter to protect it. The palm can handle most frosts and light freezes (to around 29F) without any major issues, but any zone above 9b is likely going to be a bit cold for this beautiful palm tree.



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