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Agave w/ Broad Thick Pale Green Leaves

 

This medium-sized species is mostly solitary with a flattened open rosette of few, large pale blue-grey leaves. Many dark brown teeth on margins contrast nicely with leaf color. An extremely shade tolerant Agave. Provide protection from temperatures below 25 F.

Agave guiengola

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Thick, succulent, glaucous

Leaf length : 18-24"

Leaf width : 5-6"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped with toothed margins

Leaf color : Blue-grey

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 20 years or more of plant growth in the ground. Remove flower before buds form to prolong plant life.

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-4 ft.

Growth rate : Slow-Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b)

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : 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