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Silver Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri

Pronunciation: das-il-LIR-ee-on WHEE-ler-ee
SKU #02958

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Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally.
Blooms Mature plants bloom late spring to summer.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide; develops a trunk with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Aloe (Aloe); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Cactus (Opuntia); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
Care 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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