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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 5 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: With a serrated margin
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red berries with black seeds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Rhizome Cuttings
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Spanish Bayonet
  • Aloe Yucca
  • Spanish Dagger
  • Iczot Xochit
  • A'kulu Kut

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 2, 2020 5:32 PM concerning plant:
    This species is native to the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts from North Carolina down into the Yucatan and also found in Bermuda. Its leaves are bright green and sort of stiff with tiny serrations along the leaves, and the leaves get to about 2 feet long and the tips are sharp. It grows about 5 to 15 feet high.
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