Agave shawii or Coastal Agave

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Agave shawii or Coastal Agave is a slow-growing evergreen, succulent plant that can grow between 6 and 12 feet tall and as much as 3 feet in width. Its large oblong leaves have “teeth” along the edges and should be planted and pruned with caution. The plant produces a six to eight foot panicle (loose cluster of flowers) from which its large red and yellow blooms occur at the end of its life. The Park has planted several Agave Shawii along the trail from the northeastern stairs that come up from the road, to the head of the Yawkey Trail and then at various intervals all along throughout the Park.