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Dasylirion wheeleri


Desert Candle, Spoon Flower




Origin:  Southwestern United States of America.
Family
Agavaceae
Genus
Dasylirion
Species
wheeleri
Category
Tropicals
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
10b
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H2
Temperature (°C)
2 - 4
Temperature (°F)
35 - 40
Height
1 - 1.8 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
Dasylirion wheeleri is a tender evergreen tree with a dense tuft of long, narrow, glaucous leaves.
Landscape
This plant works well in desert gardens as an accent plant away from foot traffic. It does not work well in mass plantings since there is a tendency for trash to accumulate between plants.
Cultivation
Grow in dry soils and full sun.
Shape
Mounded.
Habitat
Rocky desert slopes.
Leaf Description
Flat elongated blades that are silver green or bluish green.
Fruit Description
Has small brownish seed.
Notable Specimens
Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida, United States of America.
Propagation
From seed.
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