• Agave gentryi

Agave gentryi

Gentry's Agave, Gentry's Century Plant
Size: ex 3L pots - strong vigourous plants

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Quick Overview

  • Large, fast-growing Agave
  • Very architectural open-form rosette
  • Hardy in the UK with good drainage
  • Full sun
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Description

Agave gentryi is a strikingly architectural Agave from the Sierra Madre Oriental in northeastern Mexico where it grows at elevations of 2300-2700 metres - and on some mountains as high as 3300 metres - in the open or as an understory plant beneath pine and oak forest on the mountain slopes. A large growing Agave, it can reach up to 2m in height and width forming a symmetrical very-open rosette of broad spiny leaves that are thick and fleshy, blueish-grey when young but maturing to green as they grow. It grows in much the same habitat as Agave montana although at lower altitudes and is subjected to the same cold wet conditions - considerably wetter than Agaves from more desert regions. It is faster-growing than Agave montana with a much more open, less densely-packed rosette. It has a strong vigourous moisture-seeking root system and usually a solitary habit although offsets can occur.

Agave gentryi is an ideal Agave for the cold wet climate of the UK and given good drainage will tolerate frost and sub-zero temperatures down to about -10C or lower.

Highly recommended.

Large vigourous plants in 3L pots - real bargain!

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Was originally called Agave macroculmis but this is a synonym of Agave atrovirens
Geographical Origin Mexico: north and northeastern states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas at elevations of 2300-3300m
Cultivation Sun. Good drainage. Very tolerant of cold, wet conditions but keep as dry as possible during winter
Eventual Height A fully grown specimen can reach 2m; its monocarpic inflorescence growing a further 3-5m above that
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Hardy in much of the UK if given good drainage and kept dry in winter. Protecting all Agaves during the winter months is sensible practice in all but the most mild of climates

Agave gentryi

Gentry's Agave, Gentry's Century Plant
Size: ex 3L pots - strong vigourous plants

Availability: In stock

£21.99
  • Buy 2 for £20.99 each and save 5%
  • Buy 3 for £19.99 each and save 10%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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