Silver Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri

SKU
02958
Twisting, curling, ribbon-like, blue-green foliage adds texture to the landscape. Leaf margins are lined with fine thorns that meet at the base to form a small spoon. An exciting, drought tolerant, evergreen specimen for large containers, or to accent a xeric rock garden or waterwise border. Stunning in mass plantings in larger landscapes.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdas-il-LIR-ee-on WHEE-ler-ee
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide; develops a trunk with age.
Bloom TimeMature plants bloom late spring to summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Cactus (Opuntia); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Provide well-drained soil away from reflected heat. Water regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate dry spells, particularly in cooler regions.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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