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.Dasylirion longissimum
Smooth-dged green leaves in fountainlike clump to about 5 ft. high and wide. Trunk is slow to form, but may reach 10 ft. tall. Eventually bears white to cream-colored flowers in early summer.
Smooth-dged green leaves in fountainlike clump to about 5 ft. high and wide. Trunk is slow to form, bu...
This variety has grayer, somewhat larger leaves than the species, with dense grayish white down on you...
Native to western Mediterranean. Grows quickly to 6–8 ft. tall and about as wide, with gray-gree...