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Yucca rostrata / Big Bend Yucca


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Synonym Names: Yucca thompsoniana

Family: Agavaceae

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This Yucca has blue leaves, a tall narrow trunk, and a spectacular summer display of cream white flowers. It is one of the most attractive tree Yuccas. It slowly forms a trunk to 10' tall. The young are usually unbranched; the older have a few branches. Narrow blue leaves can grow up to 2' long and .5" wide with a sharp term spine. This Yucca prefers full sun or very light shade and rocky, well drained soil. It is susceptible to grubs.Old leaves persist.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Notes: Hardy to about -20f rostrata=beaked

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

Height Range

12-25'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

Leaf Color

Green, Blue Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Sunset Zones

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

Spring

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Walls / Fences, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Naturalizing

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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