Popular Annual Palm offers an instant tropical atmosphere with its showy and elegant appearance of bushy foxtail-like fronds, and a ringed trunk.
Why Choose a Foxtail Palm?
Do you desire to bring an instant feel of a tropical paradise to a patio, deck, or pool area? Are you in charge of bringing a bit of sophistication to a special event you’re hosting? Does your business need a bit of warmth and classy elegance? If so, look no further than the fabulous and showy Foxtail Palm. With its bushy canopy of arching fronds and tall smooth trunk, it’s sure to be a bit of eye-candy to all that gaze upon this annual palm.
Foxtail Palms are the sole member of their genus and native to Australia where it’s now considered a threatened species. The palm wasn’t even known to botanists until 1983 and made its way into the horticultural trade in America in 1995. It’s named in honor of an Aboriginal bushman named Wodyetia, the last male in his line, that had vast knowledge of the Foxtail Palm’s habitat.
When it comes down to it, a Foxtail Palm just looks great. This tropical beauty obtains a mature height of around 25 to 30 feet and with a canopy width of 15 to 25 feet. When grown in its preferred climate the palm achieves around 3 feet of new growth yearly.
The light gray trunk is tall and slender taking on a bottle-like shape, thornless and lined in circular rings. Adding to the palm’s showy looks is the top portion of the trunk which is smooth and bluish-green from where the fronds emerge.
With the Foxtail Palm, it’s all about the green feathery and bushy fronds that shoot out in all directions and resemble a foxtail or bottle brush making the palm a sight to behold. The evergreen fronds grow around 10 feet long and stand up to windy conditions and still look great.
In spring and summer, mature palms produce long panicles forming at the base of the crown shaft filling with white flowers. The spent blooms turn into red or orange 2-inch egg-shaped fruits that ripen in the fall. Even the fruit adds to the palm’s colorful appeal.
If you desire an annual palm that is guaranteed to give any area a lush, green tropical feeling instantaneously, then look no further than the handsome Foxtail Palm. You won’t be disappointed.
What Is an Annual Palm?
Annual palms like the Foxtail Palm are tropical in nature and only thrive year-round in consistently warm locales. However, don’t let that put you off because Foxtail Palms offer fabulous displays of annual tropical splendor and green lushness to spaces when temperatures are warm, usually during the months of May through October. They’re guaranteed to add a striking display of exotic color and beauty wherever used. This is why they make gorgeous palms to include when staging a special event and used in a business or home setting.
How Can I Use a Foxtail Palm?
Are you desiring to add some annual tropical greenery, charm, interest, and the feeling of a beachy paradise to your personal space, or a special event you’re staging? Could your business use some welcoming warmth and a relaxing atmosphere? Then you can’t go wrong with the addition of Foxtail Palms, which are guaranteed to impress. They are sure to bring a welcoming feeling to any location and make everyone feel they’re relaxing at an expensive beach resort.
Prized for its unique bushy fronds and robust circular lined trunk, Foxtail Palms satisfy a variety of needs when a tropical atmosphere is desired. It’s sure to get noticed and give any area a rich and exotic appeal, making a striking display used as an accent, in groupings, lining a walkway, or dressing up a pool, deck, or patio. Mixing the Foxtail Palm with other tropical plants adds even more colorful interest.
If you need to draw attention to a particular location a few strategically placed Foxtail Palms will get the job done nicely and look amazing while doing it. With its tall single trunk, it can also bring vertical height to areas making them instantly more appealing.
Foxtail Palms are an excellent choice if you desire a blast of green lushness and the location to scream “tropical.” They’re a great way to make your special event or business look rich and fabulous. Nothing works quite like a palm to bring an atmosphere of warmth and classy sophistication and the Foxtail will certainly tick all these boxes. With its lush green looks, it can make your business or special event look like you’ve spent a million bucks. Wherever used, a Foxtail Palm is sure to gain all the attention with its elegance and pure fabulousness.
What About Its Care?
When it comes to caring for an annual Foxtail Palm, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is giving it a drink of water. Once the top three or four inches of soil become dry, just give the palm some water.
Q: Do you deliver?
A: Yes, we deliver within a 30 mile radius of our Alpharetta, GA location. Click here to check your zip code. The cost for delivery is $65. For potential delivery beyond 30 miles, please call us at 770-400-9897.
Q: Do you install?
A: Yes, all the plants we sell can be installed by us. Installation cost varies by product. Once you place your products in the cart, it will display delivery and installation costs. We only install AtlantaPalms.com palm trees and plants. Installation requires delivery by us.
Q: Do you offer a warranty?
A: Yes, we guarantee that your palm tree will arrive in perfect condition. If you're not satisfied within the first five (5) days of receiving your trees and plants, give us a call at 770-400-9897 so that we can make things right.
If you have issues with your trees or plants within the first 30 days, give us a call. We will review your concerns and provide you with a one-time replacement if necessary. Replacement delivery and installation costs are at the customer’s expense.
Please note, palm trees need proper care. If you have provided less than optimal care, your purchase isn't covered by our guarantee.
Q: Do you accept returns?
A: Only palms and plants 15 Gallon or less can be returned. The plant must be returned within 2 days of pickup or delivery and must be in the original container. Once a tree has been removed from its original container, or has been planted, it cannot be returned. Delivery fees are non-refundable.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards and cash.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
Monday - Friday I 8:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday I 8:30 am to 12 pm
Sunday I Closed
APRIL 1st - JUNE 15th I We are open 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Q: How often should I water my palms?
A: In general, palms should be watered daily with 4 to 5 gallons of water for the first two weeks until the root system is established. Ensure that the soil is wet and not soggy. Too much water may cause permanent damage. Depending on the type of palm and time of year, watering may be decreased to twice a month or less once the tree is established. Make sure you water the trees from the bottom up. Watering from the top down can cause rotting. Soil that has good drainage is important to help prevent over saturation and adding sand to the soil mixture can help with drainage. Placing mulch around the base of the tree and not against the trunk can also help with retaining water.
For cold hardy palms, watering will vary depending on the time of year and the temperature. Here is a guideline for how much to water in any given season.
Winter (60 degrees of less) no need to water, except for the first 30 days after installation. (5 gallons or till mote is full)
Spring (75 degrees or less) water palm once a week. (5 gallons or till mote is full)
Beginning of summer (90 degrees or less) 2-3 times a week
Heat of summer (90 degrees and above) 4-5 times a week
Q: When do I apply fertilizer to my palm tree?
A: Newly planted palms should not be fertilized until they put out a new spear. For palms planted from the Georgia/Tennessee border down to Atlanta, apply fertilizer in three applications. In heavy clay soils use half the recommended amount of fertilizer, and do not apply granular fertilizers after August 1. Be sure to fertilize only during the growing season (between April 1 and August 1).
Q: It is a good idea to correctly support larger, newly planted palms?
A: Larger palms will require some form of bracing to maintain stability during the first six to eight months after installation. Three equidistantly-spaced braces are used to support the palm. If Atlanta Palms installs your palm tree, we handle the bracing.
Q: When should I prune my palm tree?
A: The only time you should prune your palm tree is when the fronds are discolored, broken or pointing to the ground at more than a 90 degree angle. Palms get most of their energy from their fronds, so it’s important to be careful not to remove too many.
Q: Why are drip irrigation systems preferable to sprinklers?
A: Both drip irrigation and sprinklers are good irrigation systems for your palm trees. Drip irrigation is designed to have deeper saturation into a specific area. Sprinklers (spray irrigation) will only saturate the top 3-5 inches per watering cycle whereas Palms root balls are 2-3 feet deep and require a deeper water saturation to develop new roots. Newly planted palms can suffer root loss with a lapse in deep water saturation especially during the hotter and drier summer months.
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