Weeping Yucca, Nodding Yucca
Yucca cernua

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: cernua (SER-new-a) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

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:

Coushatta, Louisiana

Opelousas, Louisiana

Seekonk, Massachusetts

Huntsville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 7, 2013, TimMAz6 from North Seekonk, MA wrote:

Yucca cernua grows easily in our zone 6b Massachusetts garden. I started with seed in 2006 and it bloomed in 2011.

Positive

On Jul 26, 2006, EricKeith from Huntsville, TX wrote:

In its natural habitat, the plants grow in an unusual acidic clay in the Redco Soil Series. However, I have grown several plants from seed and they seem to thrive in low pH sand and high pH black clay. They do well in disturbed areas such as roadside and other ROW in the wild as well.

Positive

On May 13, 2006, rosemarysims from Mermentau, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a recently discovered and named (2003) Yucca of uncommon grace for this genus. It may be endemic to Jasper and Newton counties in E Texas. The bloom stalk rises to about 7' and the leaves are about 18" long. Beautiful pale blue-green foliage is soft with smooth edges but still has a nasty point. The plants photographed are offsetting and are about 3 yrs old. I'm not a Yucca fan, but this one is exquisite.