Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia bifurcata)
The Foxtail Palm can help transform any landscape into a tropical paradise! Native to Australia, Wodyetia bifurcata went undiscovered until 1978, when Wodyetia, an Australian aborigine brought this species to the attention of the Australian authorities – even Palm specialists were totally unaware that it even existed! Since its discovery, it’s taken the palm tree world by storm! It’s easy to see why this small to medium-sized palm tree is such a sought after landscaping palm: it features unique arching fronds with leaflets that protrude at all angles from the stem and these deep green “foxtail” shaped fronds have a silvery-colored backside that you have to see to believe! We love to plant them poolside and in any backyard tropical oasis – the robust trunks are just begging for a hammock so you can get away from it all without having to actually leave the comfort of your own home!
Very cold and heat hardy, Foxtail Palms thrive with full sun exposure, in fact they love the heat and sun. They get extra bonus points because they can establish well and grow very quickly in poorer, denser soils, so they are ideal for Houston. Plant them in groups of three or more for a visually stunning effect matched by its naturally calming nature. We love to plant them just about anywhere in a landscape and when lit up at night, they can create a dramatic effect that is sure to add curb appeal and take your landscape “wow” factor to the next level!
The Foxtail Palm has nearly perfect proportions and a self-cleaning habit that make this an easy to care for palm tree. Revamp your landscape today and it can add more value to your property. Speak with one of our Big Tex Tree nursery professionals for placement ideas or schedule your free home and business landscape consultations! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any size order planted and treated with our specialized Super Palm Juice and Moon Dust Fertilizer!