Beaked Yucca

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Beaked Yucca

Yucca thompsoniana
Thompson’s Yucca, Trans-Pecos Yucca, Palmita
6

12 feet
3

6 feet
West Texas, Coahuila and Chihuahua, MX
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun. Evergreen. An attractive tree-form yucca. Many sources consider it simply a branching variety of the popular Big Bend Yucca (rostrata). Thin blue-gray leaves grow in a cluster, later draping down to form a shaggy coat along the trunk. Beaked Yucca is a common roadside attraction in West Texas, tolerant of full sun and reflected heat. It makes an excellent choice for exposed rocky slopes and parking medians.

Maintenance

Remove spent flower stalks only; the leaves may be left to form a tidy skirt around the trunk.

Features

Plant Type:
Agave/Yucca
Size:
6-12' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
April, May
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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