Common name: Foxtail palm
Native to: Queensland, Australia
This is a palm endemic to northern Queensland in Australia. It is the only member of the genus Wodyetia and is said to be named in honour of the Aborignal man who brought the palm to the world's attention with his expert knowledge of the flora of the region. The English name refers to the bushy tail-like appearance of the tree's fronds.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun, partial sun, sheltered sun
Flowers: Small, white
Foliage: Evergreen, open clumping
Growth habit: Upright, open clumping, thorny
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 20 metres
Spread: Up to 0.5 metres at base
Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils.
Uses: Large structural planting in areas with a lot of space. Elegant tropical palm fantastic for accents and structure in a large space.