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Dasylirion serratifolium (Desert Spoon)

Desert Spoon, Sandpaper Sotol, Dasylirion laxiflorum, Roulinia serratifolia, Yucca serratifolia


Dasylirion serratifolium (Desert Spoon) is a very ornamental evergreen succulent boasting a perfectly symmetrical rosette of long, narrow, prominently serrate, blue-green leaves. The leaves can reach 3 ft. in length (90 cm) and are adorned with feathery, tufted ends. The rosette sits on a very short and stocky stem felted with old leaves. In summer, it is topped with a dramatic flowering stalk bearing small creamy white flowers. The flowers are followed by small rounded winged fruits.

  • Adds architectural interest to the garden and slowly grows up to 3-6 ft. tall and wide (90-180 cm).
  • Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought and salt tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, but watch out for scale insects. Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Propagate by seed sown at 21ºC in spring
  • Native to Mexico

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
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 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, 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 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
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 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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