Botanical Name: Agave macroacantha
 Common Name: Large-spine Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

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Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A medium sized agave growing to about 2' x 2'. The leaves are gray blue about 1" wide by a foot or so in length. It makes a good container plant and will offset to form a nice colony. In the low desert will benefit from some shade. Native to Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.