One of the largest growing species in this lovely genus, the Trunking Beschorneria is also the only one that forms a trunk. Native to Mexico but surprisingly hardy here, down to about 15ºF., it should be planted in a protected location and given a few deep waterings throughout the summer. Produces an impressively large bright red flower spike with many pendulous light green or whitish tipped flowers. A real showstopper and a true delight for the hummingbirds who will wait patiently in a single file line to drink deeply of its sweet nectar, maybe…
Latin Name: Beschorneria albiflora
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 15º F.
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft. in height by 3 ft. wide
Bloom Time: Early summer
Flower Color: Bright red spike, light green to whitish flowers
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b