(photo at While 9 Yards, 2010)
As these things go I was at Cistus Nursery just a month later and bought one, here’s the little guy when I brought him home.
No I wasn’t being economical, that’s the largest size they had available. He went in the ground spring of 2011 and was rapidly shaded out by a monster echium. I think this summer (the echium finally bloomed itself out and was removed) was the first time the poor guy got any sun, or water for that matter.
When I returned the dish planters to their perch (post freeze) I realized how much he's grown. While not by any means jaw-dropping his leaves are getting wider and he's starting to achieve that upright fountain look I love so much.
This is what he will look like eventually, photo taken at McMenamin's Kennedy School. Heck even the smaller one on the right is impressive!
- Hardy in USDA zones 7a-11
- Eventual size 6ft tall, 4-5 ft wide
- Loves full sun
I do have a second Nolina 'La Siberica' that's a little too hidden. I think it will be moved into the new planting area when the privet comes out this spring (more on that tomorrow). Please leave a comment and tell us all about your favorite plant in the garden this week...
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