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PlantFiles: Blue Twister, Zaragosa Blue Twister
Dasylirion berlandieri

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Dasylirion (das-il-LIR-ee-on) (Info)
Species: berlandieri (bur-lan-dee-ER-ee) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Oct 4, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a large Dasylirion, colored similarly to D wheeleri, though the leaves are wider, less blue and more grey, and do not tend to be twisted at all (not sure why called blue twister)... also leaves don't end in the same dried tassels that D wheeleri leaves do. Also, about 2-3x the size of D wheeleri. Viciously sharp teeth along leaf edges, similar to wheeleri. Native of Mexico

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roswell, New Mexico



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