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Yucca glauca

Soapweed

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite green, red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Yucca glauca (Soapweed). This is an evergreen species with sword-shaped leaves which will form a large rosette. The floral spikes are produces on tall stems in the summer; they are greenish-white and flushed with red. This plant will need excellent drainage along with a sunny position. They have an architectural importance in the gardening landscape.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Soapwell

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Border, ornamental, foliage, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well with low humidity; they prefer full sun and sandy soil with good drainage. You can propagate from seeds, cuttings or suckers in spring. It is suckering.

Propagation

Propagate frost tender species by seed, offsets or suckers, and hardier species by root cuttings or division. Propagate in spring if they are frost tender species.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot

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