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Agave attenuata | Pacific Nurseries

Agave attenuata

Common Name | Fox Tail Agave
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Succulent
Agave attenuata is a beautiful soft green color agave that features wide, pale-green pliable leaves that emerge from a tight central spear. As they grow, they arch gracefully back and the result is similar to a large open green flower. These forms mass together to a 4-5′ height with a similar spread. When the plant is mature, it sends a 5-10′ flower stalk that rises and arcs downward before rising again. Flowers are a pale greenish-yellow and are followed by seed pods and many new bulbils. This handsome succulent performs best in coastal sun or light shade. It can tolerate summer-dry conditions but looks best with occasional water. This is an excellent candidate to combine with other succulents and tropical plants in a Bay Area landscape. Slugs and snails can be attracted to this plant.

Agave attenuata

Attributes + Requirements

Evergreen
Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 4-5′ High
Growth | 4-5′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Green-Yellow
Light Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Well-Drained
Special Features = Deer Resistant | Coastal Tolerant | Fire Resistant | Low Maintenance
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Agave attenuata
Sizes Grown | 5 gal, 15 gal

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