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Yucca gloriosa

Common Name(s):
Spanish dagger yucca
Cultivar(s):
Variegata
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; native to southeastern US. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
6-8 ft.
Foliage:
Stiff, straight 1.5 to 2 ft. sword-like glaucous green spine-tipped leaves
Flower:
4 in. bell-shaped, pendulous, creamy white flowers tinged red or purple on erect 3 to 8 foot panicle in summer
Zones:
7 to 10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; range of soil types
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Single thick fleshy stem
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1857

Yucca gloriosa Yucca gloriosa with flower stalk
Photo by Phiko147, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Photo by Dan Kristiansen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0