Blue Nolina, Nelson's Bear Grass
Nolina nelsonii

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Nolina (no-LEE-na) (Info)
Species: nelsonii (nel-SON-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Arcadia, California

Hesperia, California

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Driftwood, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 24, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a really attractive Nolina with exceptionally blue leaves. It makes a small tree with time that is topped with a dense head of wide, blue, smooth, straight relatively user-friendly leaves. Great for desert landscaping. Another Mexican native