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The Story
Wodyetia bifurcata, commonly known as the Foxtail Palm was named after an Aboriginal bushman by the name of Wodyeti. He was the last of his line, holding a vast traditional knowledge of the palm's natural habitat. He died in 1978, and after that, Australian growers soon discovered the tree in 1984.

The reason why this Australian native palm remained undiscovered until so late in the 20th century is that it occurs naturally only in a very remote area of Queensland, the Bathurst Bay-Melville Range. Before 1995, seeds were smuggled illegally out of Australia to growers in Florida as well as other parts of the world. After 1995 the seeds and trees were legal to be exported. Due to this very recent discovery, the Foxtail is basically unknown on the West Coast.

The Wodyetia is the perfect palm tree. It has a smooth, self-cleaning trunk much like a King Palm as well as foxy, feather-like fronds similar to a Queen. The Foxtail is easy to grow and it does not attract pests. It can grow in both sun and shade, but is best grown in open, sunny positions in deep, well-drained soil.

There are many skeptics who claim the Foxtail can only be grown in a tropical climate. Foxtail Farms feels that we have a proven system that enables the tree to flourish in a variance of climates. We are located in San Diego, California which is considered to be semiarid.

Foxtail Farms is quite pleased and honored to participate in the promotion and market development of the Wodyetia bifurcata. We can supply over a million seeds a year to the US market and thousands of seedlings are also available. Foxtail Farms is truly in a unique position to help get you started in discovering the wonder and charm of the Wodyetia bifurcata.

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