False red agave
The False red agave (Beschorneria septentrionalis)is a fully hardy perennial evergreen succulent with red flowers in late Spring. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a inflorescence. It has high drought tolerance and no flood tolerance.
Beschorneria septentrionalis grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sand, sandy clay loam, sandy loam and silt loam soils, and prefers high fertility.
This is a erect plant has an ultimate height of 1.5m / 4.9ft and spread of 1m / 3.3ft. It can take 11-15 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Architectural, attractive foliage, borders, city courtyard garden, drought resistant, low maintenance and tropical effect.
The stem is red.
Mexico.-15°C / 5F to 11-15 years 1.5m / 4.9ft 1m / 3.3ft
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|Specific epithet ?||septentrionalis|
|False red yucca (Ireland), False red agave (Ireland)|
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