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Beschorneria yuccoides

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
bes-kor-NAIR-ee-uh yuk-KOY-deez
Description

Beschorneria is a clump-forming yucca in the agave family with gray-green stiff leathery leaves that is native to northern Mexico.  It works well in containers or planted in small groups along a shrub border.  Its architectural shape makes it a lovely specimen plant and it is right at home in a drought-tolerant rock garden.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#specimen#leathery leaves#gray green leaves#stiff leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#specimen#leathery leaves#gray green leaves#stiff leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Beschorneria
    Species:
    yuccoides
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern Mexico
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Succulent
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Pink
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Rosette of long gray-green sword-like leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought