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YUCCA aloifolia

Commonly known as Spanish bayonet

Sharply pointed evergreen sword-shaped leaves. Bell-shaped white flowers, sometimes purple-tinted

£17.50 each

 

  • Evergreen - densely arranged, linear to narrowly lance-shaped. toothed, dark green leaves to 50cm (20in) long each ending in a sharp, stiff point
  • White
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - slow-growing, rounded shrub or small tree with simple or branched stem
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, aphids on flowers
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA, Mexico, West Indies
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped, pendent flowers 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Panicles - stout panicles to 45cm (18in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - suitable for coastal gardens
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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