YUCCA whipplei

Commonly known as Our Lord's candle

A hardy species with long narrow spine tipped leaves. Greenish-white flower spikes edged pink
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Grey-green leaves to 115cm (48in) long in dense tufts
  • White
    Greenish white
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Clump-forming, stemless shrub. Flowers are followed by green capsules 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

YUCCA whipplei

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Syn. Hesperoyucca whipplei. Flower spikes to 2m (6ft). World's fastest grower. Inflorescence has acheived 3.5m (11½ft) in 14 days
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf spot, aphids on flowers.
    Place of origin
    USA (California, Arizona) Mexico.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Pendent, bell-shaped flowers 3.5cm (1½in) long
    Racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for coastal gardens
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    Pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, notably cats, dogs
    May cause skin allergy
    People
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Yucca - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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