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Foxtail Palm
The Foxtail Palm's green inflorescence is borne on a thick stem emerging from the crown shaft. The oval shaped fruits, which emerge from the creamy green bloom, turn orange red at maturity forming an attractive display. Fruits are large (1.25" x 2.25") and produce the palm seed.
   
Foxtail Palm
The Foxtail Palm is very durable and adaptable to many environments. Discovered growing in an open woodland rainforest, on eroded granite slopes reaching as high as 1300 feet. With a very deep root system the Foxtail can withstand a great variance in water and temperature. It is moderately salt tolerant and grows well in a variety of soils but good drainage is a must. It loves sun, even at an early age. It can tolerate light frost and does well in temperate to tropical climates. Prolonged hot dry winds can cause damage to the fronds. The root system allows planting near walkways or structures. A fast grower - the Foxtail can grow as much as three feet per year. There are no major pest problems.
   
Foxtail Palm
Wodyetia bifurcata - a beautiful solitary palm with a canopy of eight to ten leaves. The leaflets encircle the rachis and are full, thus creating the appearance of fox's tail. The trunk is self-cleaning, slender, gray in color, tightly ringed and slightly swollen at the base. It's crown shaft is a creamy green and very smooth.

Growing Requirements
Cold Tolerance: To 30 degrees
Growth Rate: Moderate To Fast
Height: To 22'
Light Req: High
Soil Req: Well Draining
Feeding Req: Heavy
Water Reg: Moderate
15 gal
 
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