• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing 3 to 6 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Early summer
  • Detail
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing 3 to 6 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Allow to dry between waterings. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    The genus Nolina was named after the 18th Century French botanist, Nolin. Originally classified within the Agavaceae family, Nolina microcarpa among others have since been separated into the Nolinaceae, a monocotyledonous family of succulent plants that includes the four genera Beaucarnea, Calibanus, Dasylirion, and Nolina. Found in the Southwestern U.S.A., Mexico and Guatemala, many members of the Nolinaceae are characterized by stout succulent caudexes or swollen trunks storing water and food reserves, while supporting relatively thin, wiry leaves. Nolina microcarpa is native to high grasslands and forests (3500 - 5500ft) of southern Arizona to western Texas and into Mexico. Unlike most Agaves, all members of the family Nolinaceae are polycarpic and dioecious, with decorative spikes of numerous small creamy-white flowers, sometimes tinged with pink or purple.