Foxtail Palm Tree
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Dbl Foxtail Palm
Foxtail Palms Single Trunk
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Common Name: Foxtail Palm
Scientific Name: Wodyetia bifurcata
Growth Rate: Fast
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought Tol.: Moderate
Typical Height: 30' OA
The Foxtail palm is one of the most recognizable, sought after palms in Southwest Florida. Hailing from Australia, the Foxtail gets its name from its bushy fronds that resembles, well, a fox tail! Also known as the Wodyetia palm, named after an indignenous Australian man, the Foxtail is popular among landscapers and homeowners who are looking to add some classic, elegant style to their landscaping projects. You will find the Foxtail in yards and medians all over the area, including Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples.
The Foxtail palm is a fast grower, reaching a height of 30 feet when mature. It is recommended that, due to its height, they are planted at least 8 feet from your home or structure. The Wodyetia is a self-cleaning tree, something that not all palms can brag about. When the fronds die, they will fall off on their own, so it is considered to be a fairly low-maintenance palm tree.
One of the great things about the Foxtail palm is that they come as a singular trunk or multiple trunks. The double trunked and the triple trunked Foxtails are great for lining walkways, circular driveways, or as accents in your yard. If you want to plant Foxtails in a row, you should plant them 6 feet apart from each other.
To keep the Foxtail palm’s fronds as green as possible, we recommend that you feed your palm a granular palm fertilizer three times a year, in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Make sure your Foxtail gets plenty of water but once it is established, they are pretty drought tolerant. They also thrive in full sun and do well in partial sun.
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