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Agave
Agave weberi

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: weberi (WEB-er-eye) (Info)
Synonym:Agave franceschiana

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Arroyo Grande, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

San Dimas, California

Sonoma, California

Blue Diamond, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin, Texas

Cibolo, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 7, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

large attractive long-leaf agave from s Texas into Mexico.. diameter up to 8', and can grow up to 5' tall.
Very tiny teeth along leaf margins, but sharp, stiff terminal spine. Leaves pale blue, arching and moderately channeled ('U' on cross section)