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Candelabrum Agave


A small to medium-sized species with unarmed, narrow leaves that gracefully arch and curve. White or pale yellow flower spikes appear in Summer.

Agave bracteosa

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth margins

Leaf length : 19-27"

Leaf width : 1-2"

Leaf shape : Triangular

Leaf color : Pale green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Polycarpic - this agave will bloom many times throughout its life.

Flower shape : Dense spike

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F (Z8a)

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

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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