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Century Plant Agave salmiana

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Description

Suckers

 

Site: Sun to light shade; well-drained soil; tolerates poor soil and drought

Cultivars:
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#evergreen#sun#full sun#drought tolerant#specimen#light shade#shrub#succulent#accent plant#security#poor soils#agave#spiny leaves
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#full sun#drought tolerant#specimen#light shade#shrub#succulent#accent plant#security#poor soils#agave#spiny leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agave
    Species:
    salmiana
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    poor soil, drought
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Succulent
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    15 to 40-foot flower stalk when plant is 15 years old or more; dies after flowering
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Security
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil