Hillsborough, NC
(919) 801-0211

Beautifying Landscapes in North Carolina and Virginia since 2002


Desert Plants

Several varieties of desert plants grow quite well in the colder regions of the Southeast as well as into the coastal regions of New Jersey and New York. With proper selection, placement and occasional care, your garden can have that desert feel. Cooper-Payne Tree Farms has a large selection of cold hardy desert plants and can provide you with the installation and maintenance as well. Whether you need one plant are a semi-load we can meet all your cold hardy desert plant needs.

Cold Hardy Desert Plants

Agave :: Yuccas :: Cactus

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Agave

Many Agavas are cold hardy into the coastal regions of New York and New Jersey with good drainage and placement in a sunny location. Native to the American Southwest High Desert, these plants tolerate cold temperatures.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our Agave varieties are hardy to about 0°F

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Trailer load of 30-gal Agave Americas. This cultivar requires some protection at temperatures under 15°F.

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Agave Harvardii and Agave Neo Mexicana in a North Carolina garden. These Agavas are hardy to around zero degrees.

Photo of Agave Harvardii in bloom

Agave Harvardii blooming in landscaped North Carolina garden.


Yuccas

Several varieties of High Desert Yuccas do very well from the Coastal Northeast to the Southeastern States.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our Agave varieties are hardy to about 0°F to -10°F.

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25-year-old Yucca Faxon.

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30-year-old Yucca Faxon.

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20-year-old Yucca Rostrata selection at our North Carolina tree farm.

Spring 2007 Shipment of Yucca Rostrata at our North Carolina tree farm.


Cactus

Many cactii do well in the Southeastern United States if given full sun and good drainage. We have a wide selection of cactii for every landscaping need.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our cactus varieties are hardy to about 0°F to -10°F.

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Blooming clump of Claret Cup cactus.

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7-year-old clump of Prickly Pear cactus.

Blooming Prickly Pear cactus.




Cholla

Cholla does well in the Eastern U.S. if provided well-drained soil and full sun.  It has beautiful pink blooms in the Spring. We have a wide selection of cactii for every landscaping need.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our cactus varieties are hardy to about 0°F to -10°F.

Photo of Claret Cup cactus

Blooming 6-foot clump of Cholla.

 


Rostrata

We have a limited quantity of contrainer-growned multi-headed Rostrata. Hardy from Zone 5b to 9. Rostrata do well in the Eastern U.S. if provided well-drained soil and partrial shade to full sun.  It has beautiful white blooms in the Spring on yucca-like stalks.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our cactus varieties are hardy to about 0°F to -10°F.

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Multi-headed Rostrata in containers

 


Nolina

This hardy Southwestern plant is available in limited quantity. Our Nolinas are container grown and require well-drained soil and full sun.

Location: Well drained soil in sun.

Hardiness: Most of our cactus varieties are hardy to about 0°F.

Photo of a 5 foot Nolina

5-foot Nolina in container