Yucca Species

Yucca linearifolia

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Yucca (YUK-uh) (Info)
Species: linearifolia (lin-ee-ar-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)




Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White


Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Reseda, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Bronx, New York

Copperas Cove, Texas

Hempstead, Texas

Portland, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 8, 2022, UtahTropics12 from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:

I know of a very mature Yucca linearifolia at a private residence here in Salt Lake City, Utah (zone 7b) and it has survived 8-10 F with absolutely no damage. It has been at that location for over 15 years, it has never showed any sort of damage and has grown pretty fast for a Yucca. This species is pretty rare and there isnt a lot of information online about hardiness, but its atleast completely hardy in zone 7b. The Specimen here in town is about 7-8 feet tall and is absolutely gorgeous and looks AMAZING year round(especially when it blooms). Yucca linearifolia does look similar to Y. rostrata when young but with much more stiff and deadly leaves, as it matures it looks absolutely unique and different though. It is planted pretty close to the house in between two Italian Cypresses so i... read more


On Sep 23, 2013, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have had a few of these over the years and they grow pretty reliably, though not as strongly or neatly as Yucca rostrata, which some forms of this look very much like (with much narrower leaflets, though). It is indeed a suckering plant, but a relatively ornamental one. Leaves vary from super thin, alsmot grass-like and green to blue-green and flat, but narrower than Y rostrata. Have moved one several times and took the move pretty well each time, though with a surprisingly small root ball (I think the roots die each time you dig it up, but new ones replace them). Not sure on its hardiness, but testing it in Acton, California at 3000' this year (2013 and will let you know if it survives the snow.


On Mar 17, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Have not had this plant long enough to know if it has any bad habits . So far it likes to send out pups from the base . Thats about all I know about it . It does look great in my beds though . It provides a great contrast to broad leaf perennials .