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Mar 25, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Hi, I wonder if you could help me. Im afraid I'm not much of a gardener and I require some advice on the type of tree/plant in the attached photo and i also would be grateful on ideas of how to prune/cut it back. I like the plant so don't want to remove it but now it's taking over. My past efforts at pruning invariably end up with dead plants.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Mar 25, 2017 8:13 AM CST
Hi AlistairC, Welcome!
Your plant looks like a Yucca to me. If it has extremely sharp tips, it might be Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa) or Aloe Yucca (Yucca aloifolia)

There is also a variety that has softer tips: Spineless Yucca (Yucca gigantea)
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