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Re: Xeric plant ID please.
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 1/26/2018, 1:14 pm, in reply to "Xeric plant ID please."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 1/26/2018, 1:22 pm
looks like a dasylirion---possibly d. wheeleri (aka "sotol", "desert spoon", "grass tree"). might be just fine for you with good drainage (cactus type conditions) especially with a cold wind protected south or west exposure. IMHO, "desert" plants like yuccas, hesperaloes ("red yuccas") agaves, dasylirions, and the rather similar looking nolinas, desert willows/chilopsis and "chitalpas" plus hardy iceplants and similar stuff can look just as "exotic" and "tropical" as palms and in some cases may be cold hardier and more water conserving---again, IMHO.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks
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