Yucca baccata

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Banana Yucca

 
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Information by: Kathleen Moore        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Evergreen clumping yucca grows at a moderate rate to 3' x 5'. Leaves are blue-green and have sharp tips. White clusters of flowers appear on tall stalks spring to summer. Accepts full sun. Striking show of flowers. Effective security plant. Very frost tolerant. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Lot, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Overwatering your plants can lead to excessive work for you.

Plants that get more water than they need grow faster and require more pruning and mowing.