Yucca
Yucca desmetiana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: desmetiana

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Reseda, California

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 20, 2012, Mitsouko from perpignan
France wrote:

Resist to -8 C in well drain soil, planted in protect and exposed to south area. Grows well in the southeast of France

Positive

On Mar 25, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite Yuccas mostly because it is so 'unYucca-like', having rubbery, arching, short blue-green leaves that develop an ornamental burgundy color in winters (here in southern California). It grows fairly rapidly for a Yucca. Mine has repeated problems with insect infestation which mar the beautiful leaves. I can not find much information on its origin and some sources suspect is a natural hybrid of some sort (though it looks nothing like any other other Yucca I've seen).