CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2008 Zoya Akulova | 2006 Steve Matson | 2006 Vince Scheidt

USDA Zones: 9-10
Sunset Zones: 21-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Low
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 2 ft wide x 1 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Spire
Flower Color: Red,Yellow
Flower Season: Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Coarse
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Slow
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Spines

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Shaw's agave grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.