Thompson's Yucca, Beaked Yucca, Trans Pecos Yucca
Yucca thompsoniana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: thompsoniana (tom-soh-nee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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

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 Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Fountain Hills, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Bonsall, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Vista, California

Chicago, Illinois

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Brooklyn, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 16, 2007, YuccaShawn from Brooklyn, NY wrote:

This trunking yucca is a must have. I have 2 four footers in my back yard. The growth rate is faster than my yucca rostrata (In my yard). The compact look it has is great for big city yards like mine.

The first thompson yucca I got was half dead. I had little hope for that one but before the cold weather came calling. It started growing new leafs, I was in complete shock. These yucca's are a keeper for lower New York state.

Positive

On Apr 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Smaller attractive tree Yucca native to Texas. Has thin, flat pointed leaves and a woody stem. Great landscape plant for mod sized xeriscape gardens. Some consider this the same species as Yucca rostrata, but a branching form of it. Flowers are identical and leaves looks pretty similar to me as well