Agave gentryi “Jaws”

May 28, 2015 admin

The Agave with Bite…”Ouch”

Discovered in the mountains of northern Mexico, Agave gentryi “Jaws” makes a killer statement in the north Texas landscape.

“Jaws” is characterized by its heavily serrated leaf edges and ferocious red, shark-like teeth. Also, noteworthy is its glossy bright green color accented with the imprints of surrounding leaves. The leaves will grow to 1.5 feet – 3 feet long, with widths of 6 inches to 10 inches wide.

“Jaws” can attain sizes up to 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall. It likes well drained soil, and will very seldom bloom or make offsets (a bit of a loner). Cold hardiness is to around 5 degrees.

“Jaws” is very adaptable in its light requirements. It can grow in full to part sun and in extreme heat prefers shade.

Be daring and add this “bad boy” to your landscape.