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Massive Agave w/ Broad Green Leaves

 

This architectural succulent is recognizable by its large urn-shape and thick, graceful, dark grey-green recurving leaves with projecting spines and massive stature. When plant matures and bloom the tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees. Drought tolerant. Agave salmiana var. ferox is less cold hardy than the species. A real specimen agave.

Agave salmiana var. ferox

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Shiny

Leaf length : 27-35"

Leaf width : 9-12"

Leaf shape : Recurved

Leaf color : Dark grey-green

Flower Characteristics

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

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6-12 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.

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