Agave americana

Century Plant

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs / Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 6' x 10'

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 / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 10, 12-24

A Bit More

Native to central Mexico, Agave americana bears 6-foot long blue-green leaves with a sharp spine on the tip. After 10 years or more, showy flower clusters shoot skyward, achieving heights of 20-40 feet and crowned by flowers that develop in late summer and may last for weeks or months. It is perhaps the most popular Agave, now common throughout the world’s temperate climates. They are excellent in containers but will need more frequent watering. They are lovely against smooth stucco or adobe walls. Given full sun and well-draining soil, Agave Americana is a succulent perennial that will reach 10 feet in width given ample room. Naturally popular in desert and other arid regions, Agave americana makes a bold statement wherever it calls home.

A Bit More

Native to central Mexico, Agave americana bears 6-foot long blue-green leaves with a sharp spine on the tip. After 10 years or more, showy flower clusters shoot skyward, achieving heights of 20-40 feet and crowned by flowers that develop in late summer and may last for weeks or months. It is perhaps the most popular Agave, now common throughout the world’s temperate climates. They are excellent in containers but will need more frequent watering. They are lovely against smooth stucco or adobe walls. Given full sun and well-draining soil, Agave Americana is a succulent perennial that will reach 10 feet in width given ample room. Naturally popular in desert and other arid regions, Agave americana makes a bold statement wherever it calls home.