Green Sotol

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Green Sotol

Dasylirion texanum
Desert Spoon; Green Sotol
4

6 feet
4

6 feet
Texas and northern Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun. Evergreen and very ornamental, with mounding, grass-like foliage — armed with sharp teeth. The common name “desert spoon” refers not to the leaves but their bases, which contain an edible pulp. Striking bloom stalks appear in spring and summer. Sotol is extremely heat and drought tolerant and makes a great specimen or a security barrier that even deer may hesitate to cross. It’s a Texas native with a long history of human use.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Agave/Yucca
Size:
4-6' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, White
Bloom Time:
July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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