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Yucca elephantipes

Yucca

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height3m to 10m
  • Spread1m to 4m
  • Growth HabitUpright star-shaped
  • Flower ColourWhite-cream
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Yucca elephantipes (Yucca). This species is a large upright shrub with sparsely branched trunks. The leaves are narrowly lance-shaped and bright green leathery and toothed, growing to about 1m. The pendent rounded cream-white blooms are borne in dense upright panicles from the summer to the autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Giant yucca, Spineless yucca

Origin

USA, Mexico, West Indies

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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