Fox tail palm - Plant
Description for Fox tail palm
The smooth, light-grey to light-brown trunk is 12 to 18 inches in diameter, thicker at the base. The crown-shaft is 3 feet tall, bluish green in color. The crown is formed by eight to ten arching evergreen fronds that emerge from the crown-shaft. Like the name suggests, the palm fronds resemble the tail of a fox. The leaflets are wedge-shaped with jagged ends and dark green to bluish green in color in top, silvery underneath.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|fox tail palm||-||-||Up to 40 feet.||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
|Full sun to partial shade.||well draining and not highly acidic.||Keep the soil moist.||Can survive up to 30 degrees F minimum.||Controlled release of fertilizer is preferable to rapid release, water soluble fertilizer, as the latter moves through the soil too quickly to benefit the deep and spreading root system.|
Caring for Fox tail palm
- The foxtail palm tree prefers a humid environment which may be provided by nearby fountains or pebble trays in the immediate area where it is grown. Caring for foxtail palms should include mulching, but mulch should not hug the trunk. Mulching helps retain moisture and discourages maintenance workers from accidentally injuring the trunk with mowers and trimmers. It also keeps weed growth down in the area of the foxtail palm tree.
Typical uses of Fox tail palm
Ornamental use: The foxtail palm tree is suitable for container growing and may be used as an interior planting if correct growing conditions exist. Foxtail palm trees add majestic tropical appeal to residential and commercial landscape designs.
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