Agave xylonacantha

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 Agave xylonacantha subsp. var.  
Habit: cacti-succulent
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Height: 10 ft to 20 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: orange, yellow
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Agave xylonacantha, Salm-Dyck, also written xylacantha, xylinacantha and xylynacantha (A. amurensis, Jacobi. A. Kochii, Jacobi. A. Kochii amurensis, Ellem.). Lvs. oblong, concave, tortuously spreading, 2-5 x 12-24 in., rough, dull gray-green, dark-lined beneath, with flexu- ous channeled gray spine and very large often multiple prickles saddling large green prominences, joined by a moderately heavy margin: infl. rather slender; fls. 1 1/2 in.; ovary 3/4in., segm. 5/8in., tube 1/8in. E. Mex. B.M. 5660. G.C. II. 7, p. 527. Lyon Hort. 1879, p. 207 — Extensively hybridized, some of its offspring recognizable in their scabrid green-lined oblong lvs. with green prominences going into the bases of the large unequal teeth: with attenuata or attenuata subdentata, chiapensis, densiflora, filifera (X A. Villarum, Hort., X A. Villae, Pirotta, X A. hybrida, Vill.), micracantha, univittata (A. armata, Hort.? A. aspera, Tod.? Terraciano, Primo Contr. pl. 3, 5, X A. hybrida, Versch.), A. xylonacantha vittata and A. xylonacantha hybrida (X A. perbella, A. xylonacantha perbella, Hort.), G.C. II. 7, p. 527, Verschaffeltii and xalapensis (X A. Pfersdorffii, Sim.). At one time, several varieties were listed: cornuta or longifolia, the more typical form, latifolia macracantha, variously spelled, major, Maximiliana, torta and Vanderdonckii. A rare form with median variegation is var. medio-picta.


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