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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Agave salmiana

This is a large plant to 6' tall by 13' wide with characteristic urn shaped leaves that recurve. The individual leaves are about a foot wide and three feet in length are deeply guttered and armed with a stout terminal spine.  This Mexican native is widely adaptable to different soil and sun conditions.  It is not as cold hardy as the species, being able to only take 25F.

It differs from Agave americana in that this is dark green where americana is gray.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003