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Fox Tail Agave


This wonderful agave resembles a large green flower. Each rosette has 15-35 large, nearly flat, soft, pale green leaves with smooth margins on arching, smooth stems. Full sun in coastal areas, provide light shade in hotter climates. Frost tender. Good for poolside gardens or containers.

Agave attenuata

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Soft

Leaf length : 9-27"

Leaf width : 4-8"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped with smooth margins

Leaf color : Pale green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Monocarpic - flowers only once at end of life cycle.

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-5 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F( Z10a)

Sunset zone : 13, 20-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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