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Yucca recurvifolia     
Pendulous yucca   
Agavaceae Family     

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


Form: trunk and branch forming succulent; leans over onto ground
Seasonality: evergreen
white flowers
bell-shaped flowers on
Yucca recurvifolia
Size: to 6ft; spread varies
Leaves: flat leaves with sharp point at tip, 2-3ft long, 2-3in wide; soft and somewhat flexible, blue-green with red margin; lower leaves curve downward
Flowers: on stalk growing from center of leaves, 2-5ft above foliage; cluster of drooping white bell-shaped flowers; bloom late spring to early summer
Fruit: seed
Stems/Trunks: long trunks lay horizontally along ground, new branches emerge from where trunk contacts ground
Range/Origin: southeast US
Hardiness: low teens or better




close-up of leaf
detail showing flexible leaf margin
accumulation of old dead leaves looks ratty
most tropical appearing of all yuccas

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