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Agave attenuata, Fox Tail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave

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Agave attenuata
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Fox Tail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

The Agave attenuata is a tropical agave, it is frost sensitive, it doesn't like the hot, Arizona sun, and requires more water. It grows well in Phoenix, provided that it's protected by an overhanging tree or temporary shelter on freezing nights.

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