Dasylirion acrotriche

Green Spoon
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

6′ x 5′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Compact

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Dec

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10-Jul

Dasylirion acrotriche (Green Spoon) is often referred to as an “architectural” plant for its attractive looks. It develops a short thick trunk with age and reaches 6′ tall by 5′ wide at maturity. A notable feature is that each leaf ends in a wisp of fibers that blow lightly in the wind. White flowers appear in a striking plume that grows up to 10 ft. It is native native to central Mexico is considered drought tolerant but like other dasylirion it requires well-drained soil and full sun.

Send this to a friend