Agave weberii     
Weber's agave   
Agavaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: thick-leafed succulent, pointed leaves form rosette; more upright and narrow than Agave americana; offset plantlets at base
Seasonality: evergreen; dies after blooming
Size: to 6ft with equal spread; moderate growth rate
Leaves: large thick points, to 4ft long; mildly toothed if at all, spine on tip only; upright, usually more narrow at base instead spooned out; tropical appearance
Flowers: large stalk to 15ft high bearing cluster of yellow flowers
Fruit: flat disk seed enclosed in capsule
Stems/Trunks: removal of lower leaves creates a short trunk-like look
Range/Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: to high teens

large Weber's agave
mature specimen of Agave weberii
brown tip
leaf tip detail on Agave weberii


Weber's agave
young specimen of
Agave weberii
less blue (more greenish overall) than A. americana

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