Agave shawii | Shaw's Agave, Coastal Agave

This Agave is dramatic in its appearance due to its prominent spines and spine colors. Upright rosette growth habit. Individual plants grow to about 2 feet wide but plantings spread due to suckers at the base of plants. Necessary to provide plants with some shade in hot desert climates. Does not like summer irrigation. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 25F

Growth Rate: slow, moderate

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green

Flower Color: yellow, red

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: hummingbirds