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Blue Beargrass Tree, Tree Sacahuista
Scientific Name: Nolina nelsoni Rose
Synonym: Nolina nelsonii
Family: Agavaceae
Blue Beargrass Tree, Tree Sacahuista (Nolina  nelsoni) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Growth Habits: Tree-like succulent, 20 feet tall (6 m) or more, 8 feet in diameter (2.4 m), develop slowly multiple heads, leaves are up to 1.6 inches wide (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, good drainage


Nolina nelsoni is one of the largest Nolinas. It is similar looking to Nolina parryi, but its leaf tips are frayed more easily. It can also be distinguished by Nolina matapensis by its leaves, wider and stiffer.

Blue Beargrass Tree, Tree Sacahuista (Nolina  nelsoni)

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