Best Time To Transplant Yucca - Knowledgebase Question

Rochester, NY
Question by wdsnc
July 6, 2000
I'd like to move two Yucca from my front yard to the back. When should I do it? Can they be transplanted easily?


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Answer from NGA
July 6, 2000

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Yucca can be started in a new location by transplanting the "pups" or small plants that develop around the perimeter of the mother plant. The best time to do this would be in early spring, but this plant is so tough I would suspect you could do it successfully any time int he spring or summer. It is very difficult to dig it up and remove it from a given location, however. The reason for this is that it sends down an extremely sturdy tap root and will resprout from its root reserves, sometimes repeatedly for years afterwards.

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