Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: Foliage 2 to 3 ft., 2 to 3 ft. trunk with age, flower stem 4 to 6 ft. tall
Plant Spread: clumping to 10 ft. wide
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Needled
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Indehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bi-Color: White and Maroon or Reddish-brown.
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Rhizome Cuttings
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: At Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou, ColoradoDate: 2012-08-03
By BookerC1
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Location: At Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou, ColoradoDate: 2012-08-03Interesting peeling edges of leaves.  At Manitou Cliff Dwellings
By BookerC1
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2014-06-29Receives full sun all day
By StaticAsh
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Credit NPS
By admin
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2015-06-08Receives full sun all day
By StaticAsh
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Yucca seed pods with purpleish flesh by skopjecollection May 6, 2019 12:26 PM 1
And So It Begins... by StaticAsh Jul 27, 2016 12:28 AM 404
Which Yuccas are these? by Paul2032 Nov 15, 2011 2:13 PM 8

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