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...
Native to the Mediterranean and Turkey. To 1–2 ft. tall and wide. Oval gray-green leaves to 3/4 ...
Native to Crete. Grows 8 in. high, 2 ft. wide, with slender, arching, 1-ft. stems. Thick, roundish, wo...