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Narrowleaf Yucca, Narrow-leaved Yucca

Yucca angustissima

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: angustissima (an-gus-TIS-sih-muh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Prescott, Arizona

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Lindon, Utah

South Jordan, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 21, 2011, newsouthwest wrote:

Ecological planting choice, beautiful flowering in early spring.
Very drought resistant. Interesting life cycle with a specific moth involved in a mutualistic relationship for pollination. Beautiful shape.

Tips are sharp, it is pokey, like many plants of the west and southwest.

Negative

On Jun 20, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a yucca species that I grew up with I think- very nasty plant and I have been jabbed by it hiking through the southwest deserts many times. I think it's monocarpic, but not absolutely sure. Of minimal ornamental appeal (to me)

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