Yucca baccata     
Banana yucca   
Agavaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: clump forming yucca, forms multiple heads
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 4-6ft, spread to 10ft
Leaves: long slender points; curved or U-shaped cross section across blade width; rough texture; small threads on margins; points on leaf ends
close up of leaf
threads on leaf margin of Yucca baccata
note also U-shaped cross section of leaf
Flowers: on spike held 2-3ft above main clump; bell-shaped flowers usually white or greenish, sometimes reddish; bloom early to mid spring
Fruit: 4-6in long, shaped like a banana; edible
Stems/Trunks: may form small (3-5ft) trunk with age
Range/Origin: SW US
Hardiness: to 0°F




bloom in Tucson is usually in April

Banana yucca
Yucca baccata

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