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
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
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.