Agave, Cacti, Yucca Nursery

Agave, cacti, and yucca are excellent long lasting perennials that are incredibly heat and drought tolerant. They often thrive in those areas of the landscape where nothing else will grow.

The selections listed below are ones you can typically find at Shades of Green. Please note that this is not a complete or up-to-the-minute list. Availability varies based on the season and current demand. The information below is offered for educational purposes to assist you in selecting the right plants for your needs, and does not mean that we have all these varieties in stock. Please contact us to inquire about current availability.

BOTANICAL NAMECOMMON NAMECATEGORYNOTES
Agave gentryi 'Jaws'Agave Gentry 'Jaws'AGAVEAvg. 3'-4' Tall x 4'-6' Wide -- FULL SUN / Part Shade Requires WELL-DRAINED Soil and Low Water -- SLOW GROWING Glossy Green Heavily Armored Leaves Resemble Jaws -- Evergreen Medium-Size Rosette
Agave geminifloraAgave, Twin-FloweredAGAVEAvg. 2'-3' Tall x 2'-3' Wide -- FULL SUN Requires WELL-DRAINED Soil and Low Water -- SLOW GROWING Pale Yellow Paired Blooms Along A 12'-18' Tall Stalk -- Narrow Leaves Create Evergreen Symetrical Compact Rosette
Agave havardianaHarvard's Century PlantAGAVEAvg. 3' High x 4' Wide Space 3' Apart -- FULL SUN Requires WELL-DRAINED Soil and Low Water -- SLOW GROWING Evergreen and Clumping -- Silver-Grey Foliage with Sharp Edges and Tips
Cylindropuntia x.Cactus, ChollaCACTUSAvg. 4'-6' Tall x 3'-4' Wide -- Very Drought and Heat Tolerant -- A Prolific Cactus of the Desert Southwest with Yellow, Orange, or Red Blooms -- Segmented Cylindrical Stems
Cactaceae Opunitia ThornlessCactus, Thornless Prickly PearCACTUSAvg. 3'-4' Tall x 6' Wide -- Very Drought and Heat Tolerant -- --
Dasylirion wheeleriDesert Spoon SotolSOTOLAvg. 5' High x 6' Wide Space 6' Apart -- FULL SUN Must Have Well-Drained Soil -- Evergreen Accent. Tall Dramatic Cream Flower Spike Late Spring through Summer -- Dense rosette forming plant with slender blue/green leaves. Very Drought & Heat Tolerant
Dasylirion texanumTexas SotolSOTOLAvg. 5' High x 5' Wide Space 5' Apart -- FULL SUN Well-Drained Soil Best -- Evergreen Accent. Spectacular White Flower Spike 9'-15' Tall Late Spring into Fall -- Drought and Heat Tolerant
Eryngium yuccafoliumYucca, 'Rattlesnake Master'YUCCAAvg. 3'-5' Tall x 3'-5' Wide Space 3' Apart -- Full SUN / Part Shade Needs WELL-DRAINED Soil -- Unique Spiky Golfball Looking Flower -- Semi-Evergreen
Yucca filamentosaYucca, Adam's NeedleYUCCAAvg. 3' Tall x 4' Wide -- Full Sun / Part Sun Drought Tolerant Well-Drained Soil Best -- 5' Spires of Fragrant White Bell Blooms -- Dense Rosette of Dark Green Leaves Evergreen
Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelight'Yucca, BrakelightYUCCAAvg. 2' Tall x 2' Wide Space 2' Apart -- Full SUN / Part Shade Drought Tolerant Well-Drained Soil Best -- Coral Flower Spike in Summer -- Evergreen Accent Attracts Hummingbirds
Yucca filamentosaYucca, Color GuardYUCCAAvg. 2' Tall x 3' Wide -- Full Sun / Part Sun -- Evergreen Accent with Spectacular Yellow & Green Variegated Leaves Year Round -- Slower Growing and Smaller Than Most Yuccas
Hesperaloe pavillora 'Duet'Yucca, GiantYUCCAAvg. 6' Tall x 6' Wide Space 6' Apart -- Full SUN / Part Sun -- White Flower Spike in Summer Can Be 15-Ft Tall -- Evergreen Accent Stiff Upright Leaves With White Edges
Hesperaloe parvifloraYucca, RedYUCCAAvg. 4' High x Spreading Space 8' Apart -- Full SUN / Part Sun Drought Tolerant Well-Drained Soil Best -- Coral-Red Flower Spike Early Summer Attracts Hummingbirds! -- Evergreen Accent
Yucca recurvifoliaYucca, Soft LeafYUCCAAvg. 5'-7' High x 5'-7' Wide Space 5'-6' Apart -- Full SUN / Part SHADE -- Evergreen Accent. White Flower Spike Late Spring and Fall -- Drought Tolerant but can take regular moisture with bed prep.
Yucca repicolaYucca, Twist LeafYUCCAAvg. 3'-5' High x 4'-5' Wide, Space 3' Apart -- Full Sun / Part Shade, Drought Tolerant, Well-Drained Soil -- White Flower Spike in Summer -- Evergreen Accent with Twisting Leaves
Hesperaloe parvifloraYucca, YellowYUCCAAvg. 3' Tall x 3'-5' Wide Space 3' Apart -- Full SUN / Part Shade Drought Tolerant Well-Drained Soil Best -- Yellow Flower Spike in Summer Up To 6ft Tall! -- Evergreen Accent