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Ponytail

This is a multi-stemmed tree eventually attaining 20-30 feet with an enlarged base getting to 6 feet in diameter.  The long, linear leaves have fine teeth along the leaf margins which may cut skin if not handled with care.  This plant requires considerable space in the garden but is quite drought hardy as water is stored in the enlarged trunk base (caudex).  It makes a wonderful accent plant.

Nolina (=Beaucarnea) recurvata forms a large swollen base to the trunk
Latin Name: 
Nolina (=Beaucarnea) recurvata
Family Name: 
Nolinaceae
Place of Origin: 
Mexico
Bloom Time: 
Jul
Aug
Oct
Garden Location: 
Propagation & Garden of Senses