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Yucca aloifolia

Common Name(s):
Aloe yucca, Dagger plant, Spanish bayonet
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Yucca aloifolia is native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States from southern Virginia south to Florida and west to the Texas Gulf Coast. It grows in sandy soils, especially on sand dunes along the coast.  Drought tolerant and highly salt tolerant.  The Yucca aloifolia's roots can also be used as soap and shampoo.

Wildlife Value: Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

 

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Dark green, thick and stiff, up to 2 ft. long, with tiny sharp serrations on the margin and a very sharp tip
Flower:
White, pendulous flowers, about 3 in. wide, occur in erect clusters up to 2 ft. long
Zones:
6-11
Habit:
Evergreen
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright
Fruit:
purplish brown oval pod
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 3313