Dasylirion texanum (Texas Sotol)

$ 45.98

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Texas Sotol is an evergreen, highly ornamental plant that is very drought and heat tolerant. It has long slender, spiny leaves and round, symmetrical form. It 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 thrives in arid, rocky, limestone or sandy soils.

Texas Sotol is a wonderful addition to any xeriscape garden and can serve as an accent, planted en masse as large focal points or used in pots. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

 


AT A GLANCE

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

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)