Mexican Grass Tree
Native to deserts and mountains of the Southwest and Mexico. Clumps of narrow, grassy leaves spring from a woody base that can, with age, grow into a treelike trunk. Tiny flowers are tightly clustered on a tall, narrow spike. Provide good drainage. Very drought-tolerant, but some irrigation will speed growth. Definitely needs summer water in low desert Zone 13.
Smooth-edged green leaves in a fountainlike clump to about 5 ft. tall and wide. The trunk is slow to form, but may reach 10 ft. tall. Eventually bears white to cream-colored flowers in early summer.
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