Swans Neck Agave
(Agave attenuata)

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Agave attenuata

Originating from Mexico the plant leaves have a delightful striking form. It has a thick trunk, branching at the base with large green leaves. Greenish white small flowers are borne in the summer. The plant grows to about 1m tall and 2m wide and seems to grow across Australia, albeit preferring sheltered sunny spots in the southern states.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Alice Water Smart, Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Summer
Colours
Yellow, Green, White
Gardens
Yarra Valley Water plants