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Agave attenuata

Fox Tail Agave
  • Plant Type:
  • Shrub, Succulent
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Medium
  • Also Grown As:
  • Bush
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 5' x 5'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Clumping
  • Native To:
  • Mexico and Central America
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water, Low Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Yellow
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Resistant, Seacoast Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1, #5, #15
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 13, 20-24

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A medium-sized Agave that will remain at 3-5 feet tall and wide, the Foxtail is so named for its flowers’ resemblance to the small mammal’s distinctive appendage. Clusters of greenish yellow flowers are borne on 10-14 foot long spikes that droop downward from the weight of its burden. Spineless 2 ½ foot long grey-green fleshy strap-shaped leaves are a refreshing alternative to other Agaves’ scary spines and spikes. Popular in containers and water-conserving gardens, it tends to grow best in frost-free inland areas. Reaching approximately 5 feet across, its manageable size makes it well-suited to today’s smaller gardens.