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Agave shawii - Shaw's Agave
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave shawii (Shaw's Agave) - A medium sized rosette-forming plant that grows to 2-3 feet tall in an upright fashion by 2 feet wide and suckers from the base to form large solid stands. The fleshy, dark gray-green leaves have large upwardly-curving and bent spines along the margin and a terminal spine. Plant in full sun to light shade (requires shade in inland hot climates). Little irrigation is required and regular summer irrigation is harmful to this plant. It is hardy to 25 F. An endangered species that is rare in southern California but more common in coastal northern Baja California. Great plant for massing at the top of a slope or at eye level where upright growth habit can be noted. It is also useful for adding green color into otherwise grayer succulent gardens.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave shawii.
 
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