water conservation arizona landscape plants
Low-Water Succulents and Accents

With a minimum amount of care, succulent and accent plants provide dramatic sculptural qualities unique to Southwest gardens. View planting and selection information for succulents and accents.

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Common Name: Lechuguilla Verde
Botanical Name: Agave bovicornuta


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: yellow
Sun: partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late winter to spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: dark green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: medium, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Reddish brown marginal teeth are highly decorative.
Native to: Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico, Sonora Mexico
Also known as Cow's Horn Agave.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Mescal Ceniza
Botanical Name: Agave colorata


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: yellow
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: gray-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: compact rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: medium, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Striking banded leaves. Distinctive toothed margins.
Native to: Mexico, Sonora Mexico
Also try A. chrysantha, A. murpheyi, and A. palmeri.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Smooth Agave
Botanical Name: Agave desmettiana


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Bright yellow
Sun: partial sun, shade plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: light green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Very attractive. Smooth leaf margins.
Native to: Horticultural Selection
Also try A. desmettiana 'variegata' and A. angustifolia.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Twin-flowered Agave
Botanical Name: Agave geminiflora


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: yellow
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: winter
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: dark green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Symmetrical slender leaves with smooth margins.
Native to: central Mexico, Mexico, west central Mexico, central Mexico, west central Mexico
Also try A. oacahui and A. victoriae-reginae.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Parry's Agave
Botanical Name: Agave parryi


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Mature Size: 2' h x 2' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Bright yellow
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: gray-green
Growth Rate: slow plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: compact rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Particularly decorative. Distinctive leaf impressions.
Native to: Arizona, Chihuahuan Desert
Also try A. macroacantha and A. neomexicana.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Octopus Agave
Botanical Name: Agave vilmoriniana


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Mature Size: 4' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: yellow
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: light green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, soft tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Smooth margins and soft terminal thorns.
Native to: Mexico, northwest Mexico
Also try A. bracteosa.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Weber's Agave
Botanical Name: Agave weberi


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Mature Size: 6' h x 6' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: yellow
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: blue-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: very small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Bold specimen plant with smooth margins.
Native to: Horticultural Selection
Also try A. americana 'Mediopicta' and A. salmiana.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Dawe's Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe dawei


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Mature Size: 2' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Red spikes
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: winter
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: reddish green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: shrublike low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, soft tips
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Striking winter color. Attracts hummingbirds.
Native to: Africa, Central Africa
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Cape Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe ferox


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Mature Size: 5' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Orange-red spikes
Sun: partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: winter to spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: blue-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: upright rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Showy candelabra-shaped flower spikes attract hummingbirds.
Native to: Africa, South Africa
Also try A. dichotoma and A. marlothii.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Partridge Breast Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe variegata


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Mature Size: 1' h x 1' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Salmon spikes
Sun: partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: winter to spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: spotted green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: clumping low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Good for small spaces and containers.
Native to: Africa, South Africa
Also try hybrid A. 'Blue Elf' and A. striata.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Medicinal Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe vera


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Mature Size: 2' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Yellow spikes
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: gray-green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: clumping low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, soft tips
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: A prolific and tough aloe. Attracts hummingbirds.
May be sold as Aloe barbadensis
Native to: Horticultural Selection
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Desert Milkweed
Botanical Name: Asclepias subulata


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White clusters
Sun: full or reflected sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring to fall
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: gray-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: upright, open low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: butterflies growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Strong vertical accent. Attracts butterflies.
Native to: Sonoran Desert
Also try A. linaria.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Yellow Bulbine
Botanical Name: Bulbine frutescens


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Mature Size: 1' h x 2' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Yellow spikes
Sun: partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: winter to spring
Water: low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: bright green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: medium
Form: clumping low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: This small, charming succulent does well in containers.
Native to: Africa, South Africa
Look for selections with orange flowers.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Sago Palm
Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta


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Mature Size: 5' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Small brown cones
Sun: partial sun, shade plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: dark green
Growth Rate: very slow plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: palmlike low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, pointed leaflets
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Provides subtropical effect. Good for containers.
Native to: Japan
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Grass Tree
Botanical Name: Dasylirion longissimum


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Mature Size: 5' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White to cream
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: summer
Water: low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: medium green
Growth Rate: slow plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: grassy rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Exceptional specimen plant.
Recently reclassified as Dasylirion quadrangulatum.
Native to: Mexico, northeast Mexico
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Desert Spoon
Botanical Name: Dasylirion wheeleri


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Mature Size: 4' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Cream on tall stalks
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to summer
Water: low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: gray-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: open rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: <0° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, sawtooth leaves
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Distinct accent plant with twisting leaves.
Native to: Arizona, Chihuahuan Desert, southern Arizona
Also try D. acrotriche for shady areas.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Candelilla
Botanical Name: Euphorbia antisyphilitica


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Mature Size: 1' h x 2' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Pink and white
Sun: full or reflected sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: pale green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: medium
Form: upright, open low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 11-20° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Clusters of slender upright, leafless stems. Good in containers.
Native to: Chihuahuan Desert
Also try E. resinifera.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Ocotillo
Botanical Name: Fouquieria splendens


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Mature Size: 12' h x 10' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Red to orange clusters
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: medium green
Growth Rate: slow plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: strong vertical low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? deciduous
Hardiness: 1-10° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: medium
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Striking silhouette. Attracts hummingbirds.
Native to: Chihuahuan Desert, Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert
Also try F. diguetti and F. macdougalii.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Giant Hesperaloe
Botanical Name: Hesperaloe funifera


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Mature Size: 5' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Greenish white on tall stalks
Sun: full or reflected sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: medium green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: upright rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 1-10° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: butterflies growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: This unusual accent adds drama. Attracts butterflies.
Native to: eastern Mexico, Mexico, northeastern Mexico
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Red Yucca
Botanical Name: Hesperaloe parviflora


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Mature Size: 3' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Coral-red spikes
Sun: full or reflected sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: dark green
Growth Rate: fast plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: upright rosette low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 1-10° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Tolerates tough conditions. Attracts hummingbirds.
Native to: eastern Mexico, Mexico, northeastern Mexico, Texas, western Texas
Look for selections with yellow flowers.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Beargrass
Botanical Name: Nolina microcarpa


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Mature Size: 3' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Pale green to cream
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to early summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: medium green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: medium
Form: grassy clump low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: <0° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none, sawtooth leaves
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Softens hard elements. Good in containers.
Native to: Mexico, southwest U.S.
Also try N. bigelovii and N. matapensis.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Slipper Flower
Botanical Name: Pedilanthus macrocarpus


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Mature Size: 3' h x 3' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Red slipperlike
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: light green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: medium
Form: upright, open low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: yes, may irritate skin growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Unique plant form. Good in containers. Attracts hummingbirds.
Native to: Baja California, Mexico, Sonora Mexico
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Elephant's Food
Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra


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Mature Size: 3' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: Pink (rarely occurs)
Sun: full sun, partial sun, shade plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring
Water: low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: medium green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: medium
Form: sprawling shrub low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 21-30° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: none
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Adapted to many different conditions. Good in containers.
Native to: Africa, South Africa
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Banana Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca baccata


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Mature Size: 3' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White clusters on tall stalks
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: blue-green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: clumping low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: <0° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Striking show of flowers. Effective security plant.
Native to: Mexico, southwest U.S.
Also try Y. aloifolia, Y. faxoniana, and Y. treculeana.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Soaptree Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca elata


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Mature Size: 10' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White clusters on tall stalks
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: pale green
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: treelike low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: <0° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Leave dead leaves on trunk to avoid sunburn damage.
Native to: Mexico, southwest U.S.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Paleleaf Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca pallida


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Mature Size: 2' h x 4' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White clusters on tall stalks.
Sun: full sun, partial sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: blue-gray
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: clumping low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: <0° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Good for small spaces and containers.
Native to: Texas
Also try Y. recurvifolia and Y. rupicola.
Plant Type: succulent
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Common Name: Blue Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca rigida


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Mature Size: 12' h x 5' w plant photos and information for the desert southwest Flower Color: White clusters on tall stalks
Sun: full sun plant size and pictures for the desert southwest Flower Season: late spring to summer
Water: very low plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Color: blue-gray
Growth Rate: moderate plant flower color for the desert southwest Foliage Texture: coarse
Form: treelike low litter plants for the desert southwest Evergreen? evergreen
Hardiness: 1-10° F yard plants for the desert southwest Litter: low
Allergenic: no growing plants in the desert southwest Thorns: small, sharp tips
Attracts Wildlife: growing plants in the desert southwest
Other Features: Striking bluish color makes it a great accent.
Native to: Chihuahuan Desert
Also try Y. rostrata.
Plant Type: succulent
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