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Yucca brevifolia

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Features

  • Height2m to 9m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitUpright star-shaped
  • Flower ColourGreen tinged with yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Yucca brevifolia (Yucca). This evergreen species of tree is known as the Joshua tree and grows to about 9m. It is often branching with fissured bark. The leaves are lance-shaped to linear. The flowers are green tinged with yellow and malodorous.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Joshua tree

Origin

USA, Mexico

Interest and use

Makes excellent container plants. Grown for the architectural value of their bold leaves. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They grow well with low humidity; they prefer full sun and sandy soil with good drainage.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot

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