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Dasylirion acrotrichum (Green Desert Spoon)

Green Desert Spoon, Green Sotol, Yucca acrotricha, Dasylirion acrotriche, Dasylirion gracile, Bonapartea gracile, Roulinia gracile, Yucca gracile


Dasylirion acrotrichum (Green Desert Spoon) is a very ornamental evergreen succulent boasting a perfectly rounded rosette packed with up to 100-300 long, slender, ribbonlike, lime green leaves with feathery, tufted ends. The leaves can reach 3 ft. in length (90 cm) and are adorned with small recurved spines along their edges. The rosette sits on a very short and stocky stem felted with old leaves. In summer, it is topped with a dramatic flowering stalk, up to 15 ft. tall (450 cm), bearing small creamy white flowers. Heat tolerant and cold-hardy to 20°F (-6°C) for short periods, Green Desert Spoon is guaranteed to make a statement in any garden.

  • Adds architectural interest to the garden and slowly grows up to 5-6 ft. tall and wide (150-180 cm).
  • Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant.
  • Great for xeriscape gardens, rock gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, but watch out for root rot which might occur if the soil is kept wet. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Propagate by seed but germination and establishment rates are slow.
  • Native to Mexico, Guatemala

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 11, 12, 13
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Dasylirion, Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 11, 12, 13
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Shrubs
Plant Family Dasylirion, Yucca
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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