Wodyetia bifurcata

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Wodyetia bifurcata A. K. Irvine
Foxtail palm.
Queensland (Australia).
Infrequent

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-4ºC
Fertile
Medium
Medium
Semi sombra
Good
Low
No
Low
Low difficulty
Low

It can be found in wooded areas with granite, stony soil.

As regions with a tropical or subtropical climate are much in vogue it has recently been introduced into gardening in south east Europe, present since the early nineties. Its green feathery leaves are noteworthy and reminiscent of a feather duster or fox tail.

Adult plants bear striking flowers and fruit.

It is not spiny.

It needs rich soil to develop well as well as a sunny spot or one in semi shade. Although it can tolerate short periods of drought it is sensitive to dry winds.