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Campus Trees

Wodeytia bifurcata

Family:  Arecaceae

Common Names: Fox tail palm

Flowering Period: All year


  • Foxtail palm is a beautiful palm with one of the most spectacular leaves.
  • The pale green arching fronds have leaflets that radiate out at all angles from the leaf stem, thus appearing like a bottlebrush or the tail of a fox.
  • The mature tree has a canopy of 8-10 leaves, each with the characteristic foxtail or bottlebrush appearance, and a crown of leaves 15-20 ft across.
  • Foxtail palm is thornless and has a slender, closely ringed bottle shaped to columnar trunk that grows up to 30 ft tall.
  • It bears white blossoms of both sexes at the base of its crown, and a single palm is capable of producing fertile seeds.
  • Foxtail palm produces colourful clusters of red to orange-red fruit, each containing just one seed. Foxtail palm is native to Australia.


  • Ornamental, hedge plant