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.
Smooth-edged green leaves in a fountainlike clump to about 5 ft. tall and wide. The trunk is slow to f...
Evergreen shrub. Native to the western Mediterranean. Grows quickly to 6–8 ft. tall and about as...
Native to the Mediterranean and Turkey. Grows to 1–2 ft. tall and wide. Oval gray-green leaves t...