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Yucca aloifolia

Description

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.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Yucca
    Species:
    aloifolia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White, pendulous flowers, about 3 in. wide, occur in erect clusters up to 2 ft. long
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, thick and stiff, up to 2 ft. long, with tiny sharp serrations on the margin and a very sharp tip
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt