Agave attenuata

Fox Tail Agave

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: 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 Bit More

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.