Mexican Grass Tree

Dasylirion longissimum

SKU
02534
Stiff, spineless, olive green, grass-like foliage flows from the center of this perfect evergreen specimen for warm, arid xeriscapes. Remove old foliage to reveal an attractive single trunk. In time, it will produce a single, magnificent, tall white bloom stalk. A captivating feature in raised planters and large containers.
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8 - 11

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdas-il-LIR-ee-on lon-JIS-ee-mum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer on mature plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Requires loose, well-draining soil; does not tolerate soggy conditions. Provide shelter from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot regions. Water regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells. Requires very little maintenance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11

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