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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 6-15 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Bluish-green
Flowers: Showy
Other: 2-3 foot panicle of white flowers.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Beaked Yucca
  • Big Bend Yucca
  • Nordstrom's Yucca
  • Soyate
  • Palmita

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Location: Botanical garden of Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2022-04-16
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2017-03-15
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Botanical Garden of Barcelona
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Anza Borrego / Borrego Botanical Garden
Date: 2024-05-12
Location: Anza Borrego / Borrego Botanical Garden
Date: 2024-05-12
Location: Botanical garden of Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2022-04-16
Location: Anza Borrego / Borrego Botanical Garden
Date: 2024-05-12
Location: Anza Borrego / Borrego Botanical Garden
Date: 2024-05-12
Groomed trunk
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden
Date: 2018-07-15
Location: Southeast Florida
Date: June 2015
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, CA
Date: Aug 2007
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: Garden next to Smithsonian, DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28

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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, CA
Date: Aug 2007
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 14, 2024 1:52 PM concerning plant:
    Very attractive blue-gray to blue-green yucca growing up to 6-15 feet tall (occasionally much larger). From southwest Texas (Brewster County) and northern Mexico. Relatively long leaves (up to 2 feet) appear in great numbers (>100) in a healthy rosette. Leaves are smooth, with a terminal spine and very fine marginal teeth. They sometimes have a yellow marginal stripe. Dead leaves are retained below, pointing downward and cloaking the stem. Many/most plants are unbranched, but they may branch sparsely at the base or at the top. White flowers appear in spring on inflorescences to 2 feet or more tall.

    The dense, full foliage atop a relatively narrow stem (6-12" wide) makes older plants particularly impressive. Some people choose to remove the dead leaves below the rosette by cutting them off at the base, leaving a sort of nubbly stem exposed. I prefer the natural look.

    Provide lots of sun and excellent drainage in containers and in the garden.

    Compare to Y. thompsoniana (found further north in Texas; shorter; smaller leaves with a rough texture) and Y. rigida (from northern Mexico; fewer, wider leaves that are rigid and straight; inflorescence partly cloaked by leaves).

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