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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Dasylirion quadrangulatum-Mexican Grass Tree    

Toothless desert spoon Mexican grass tree is a spectacular accent plant that blends well in either tropical or arid gardens. As plants mature, they slowly form a trunk to 10 feet tall, and are crowned with a 6 to 8 foot rosette of narrow green leaves. The flexible, leathery, unarmed leaves measure approximately 1/4" wide by 4 feet long, and are arranged in whorls around the trunk. Older, established plants produce 10 to 12 foot tall flowers stalks annually. Mexican grass tree is native to Mexico, and is hardy to 15 F. It is adapted to exposures ranging from full sun to shade, provided that drainage is adequate. Mexican grass tree makes an excellent container plant. USDA Zone 8. 

 


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