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PlantFiles: Yucca
Yucca desmetiana

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

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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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Mitsouko 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 palmbob 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).

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Reseda, California
Miami, Florida



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