Agave shawii

Shaw's Agave
Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

Bloom Time

Infrequent

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Dec

Shaw’s Agave” – A medium sized rosette forming plant that grows to 2-3 feet tall in an upright fashion by 2 feet wide and suckers from base to form large solid stands. The fleshy dark gray-green leaves have large upwardly curving and bent spines along the margin and a terminal spine. Plant in full sun to light shade (requires shade in inland hot climates). Little irrigation is required. It is hardy to 25 ° F. An endangered species that is rare in Southern California but more common in coastal Northern Baja California. Great plant for massing at the top of a slope or at eye level where upright growth habit can be noted. It is also useful for adding green color into otherwise grayer succulent gardens.

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