Today's bloom is Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Bloom of the Day for July 21st, 2012:

Type of plant: Trees, Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 10b

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m), 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m), 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m), 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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Kell wrote:
Oh my, i must confess I have a love affair going on with Yuccas as of late. This looks like an old one! CactusJordi always posts the best plants in their natural settings. Since I cannot go myself I so appreciate them! I love looking at them!

CactusJordi wrote:
Hi Kell, thanks for your nice words. Actually I am not so fond of Yuccas except the real geophyte [i]Yucca endlichiana[/i], which one can grow in a small place for decades. Jordi

Kell wrote:
I had to look Yucca endlichiana up. Do the flower spikes ever stand up above the plant with older plants? I do admit that the huge flower spikes whether they hang down or stand tall is a real plus for me. So elegant, so stunning.

CactusJordi wrote:
The flower spike of Y. endlichiana is never longer than ~ 6" and always near soil-level ... even in old plants, like this one (most likely a single plant) in habitat:

Kell wrote:
Well then, Y. endlichiana will never be a favorite of mine but i can sure appreciate it still! Thanks