Originating from SW USA, New Mex
Slow-growing, evergreen shrub usually with a single crown of leaves, a small trunk may form as the plant ages. Blue-green, sword-shaped leaves, tipped with a sharp point and edged with small threads. Spikes of creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers sometimes shaded purple-red are borne above the foliage in summer and may be followed by edible, banana-shaped fruit.
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.
Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 50cm x 50cm
Semi mature height and spread after 10 – 11 years 1m x 60cm
Potential height and spread after 20 – 25 years 1.6m x 1.5m, width is dependent on flowering and subsequent branching.