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Grey Sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri)

$ 44.25
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Size: 5 gal

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Grey sotol (also known as Desert Spoon, Common Sotol or Wheeler Sotol) is desert plant often confused with yucca. It has long slender, spiny leaves and round, symmetrical form. Grey sotol is very drought and heat tolerant, and must have well-drained soil and full sun to do well.  It tends to rot in heavy soils. Because of its spines, it should be planted away from traffic areas.

It produces tall flowering stalks in late spring and summer. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Grey sotol creates a dramatic effect when planted as a focal point; it also performs well as a container plant.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun
Bloom color Creamy white or pale yellow
Bloom time Spring, summer
Mature height 4-6 ft, 9-12 ft with flower stalk
Mature spread 3-5 ft
Evergreen  Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer resistant Yes
Notes Needs excellent drainage.
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