Botanical Name: Agave X arizonica
 Common Name: Arizona Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

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  • Description

  • Notes

Smaller-sized agave, grows to about 1' x 1 1/2' . Leaves are dark green and covered with filaments. Accepts full sun and is very drought tolerant. Rare plant in the wild, is native only across a small range in central Arizona.
Frost tolerant to 20 F.