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FOXTAIL PALM
Wodyetia bifurcata

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Photo Locations: Oahu, Hilo and Kona, HI

General Notes

The foxtail palm, the sole member of its genus, is a popular landscaping palm first discovered and described in northeastern Australia in 1983. It has since become widely cultivated in warm, dry areas worldwide. Wodyetia bifurcata has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 0 (High Risk), and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/wodyetia-bifurcata/.

Native to Northeastern Australia.

Family: Arecaceae

Additional Common Names

FOXTAIL PALM, WODYETIA PALM

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Pinnately Compound, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Few, Orange Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Bark Green to Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic / Neutral Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Low.

Seaside Tolerance is Low.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Wodyetia bifurcata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/wodyetia-bifurcata >

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