Blue Yucca

 

 

Yucca rigida

 

Agavaceae

 

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Form: Succulent perennial
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 12 ft high by 5 ft wide
Leaves
: Blue-gray, stiff, 2 ft. long, sword-like leaves appearing in clusters on the ends of the branches
Flowers
: White clusters on tall stalks
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Branching trunk is protected by a thatch of spent leaves
Range/Origin
: Chihuahua Desert, Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 10-13, 0o F

Comments: No thorns, sharp leaf tips

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Seed, offshoots

         Maintenance: Minimal, leave the leaf thatch on trunks for sun protection

 

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