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YUCCA filamentosa

Commonly known as Adam's needle, Silk grass, Spoonleaf yucca

Dwarfish yucca with white flowers
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  • Evergreen - basal rosettes of inversely lance-shaped, rigid leaves to 75cm (30in) long margined with curly white threads
  • White
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - clump-forming, stemless or almost so
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids on flowers, leaf spot
  • Place of origin - USA (New Jersey to Florida)
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - nodding, bell-shaped, 5cm (2in) long
  • Panicles - upright panicles to to 2m (6½ft)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - suitable for coastal gardens
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
Yucca - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

Buy Varieties of YUCCA filamentosa

YUCCA filamentosa 'Bright Edge'  AWARD

YUCCA filamentosa 'Bright Edge'  >

Commonly known as: Adam's needle, Silk grass, Spoonleaf yucca.
Leaves with a narrow golden-yellow margin
£15.50 £12.40 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

YUCCA filamentosa 'Color Guard'  AWARD

YUCCA filamentosa 'Color Guard'  >

Green edged leaves with a central pale yellow stripe. Panicles of creamy-white bell-shaped flowers
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

YUCCA filamentosa 'Garland's Gold'

YUCCA filamentosa 'Garland's Gold'  >

Commonly known as: Adam's needle, Silk grass, Spoonleaf yucca.
Long pointed green leaves with a wide yellow centre
£17.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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