Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata

A large, spineless succulent species native to Mexico. Its common names, Fox Tail Agave or Swan’s Neck Agave, refer to the tall arching stalks that are densely packed with white flowers, emerging from mature plants. Younger rosettes form at the base to perpetuate the plant, creating a mounding form. A perfect large-scale specimen in rock gardens, containers, or companion to succulent beds and borders.


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Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata
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3 / 5 gallon, 12"h x 14"w:6"pot / 1 gallon, 10"h x 12"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.