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Yucca filamentosa

Also called Adam's Needle, Spanish Bayonet


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Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Yucca filamentosa

  • White, bell-shaped flowers on semi-woody stems
  • Evergreen leaves are sword-shaped and tinged green to blue
  • Virtually stemless leaves form a foliage clump at soil level
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 200 cm

Interesting Notes:

Yucca filamentosa (part of the Agave family) is native to the southeastern United States. The rosettes that flower will die after the blooms fade and new, side pups quickly sprout to form new plants.

Zone:

4

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

White
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Yucca Growing and Maintenance Tips

A bold statement in the landscape, yucca tolerate poor, sandy soils and light shade. They are salt and drought tolerant and removing spent flower stalks will help maintain neatness.


Yucca filamentosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Foundation planting
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Yucca filamentosa