Foxtail Palm

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 15 – 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 10a-11

Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifurcata

The shape and texture of the leaves resemble a “foxtail” which brought about the common name. The trunk has a green crown shaft, a dark medium grey color on the bottom and almost white at the top. Available in single, double and triple trunk fashion. Bares seeds which are red when ripe and get up to 2” long. These palms are sensitive to cold weather but not as tender as the Adonedia Palm. They should be covered, if possible when a frost is in the forecast.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247