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Beaked Yucca

Yucca thompsoniana

Thompson's Yucca, Trans-Pecos Yucca, Palmita

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.

Origins: West Texas, Coahuila and Chihuahua, MX

Maintenance

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

A branching form of the classic Big Bend yucca.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 12 feet'

Min. Width: 3'

Max Width: 6 feet'

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