Soaptree Yucca

 

 

Yucca elata

 

 

Agavaceae

 

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Form: Succulent perennial
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 10 ft high by 4 ft wide
Leaves
: Coarse, thin strap-like leaves
Flowers
: White clusters on tall spikes
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Tree-like structure with bursts of leaves at the branch ends and spent leaves covering the trunks
Range/Origin
: Southwest U.S. and Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 7- 24, 0o F

Comments: No thorns, sharp leaf tips

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal, leave dried leaves on the trunk to control sunburn

 

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