Tree Yucca (Yucca filifera)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 27, 2016 2:08 PM

Large, common Mexican tree yucca which can grow to about 30 feet tall and 5 feet wide at the base in old age. Older plants are usually multibranched. The amount of curled marginal filaments is variable, though a useful feature to distinguish this plant from the non-filamentous Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia), which it resembles from a distance. Yucca filifera can be instantly and easily distinguished from other tree yucca lookalikes based on its pendulous inflorescences. Other Mexican tree yuccas of similar proportions have erect inflorescences.

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