YUCCA aloifolia

Commonly known as Spanish bayonet

Sharply pointed evergreen sword-shaped leaves. Bell-shaped white flowers, sometimes purple-tinted
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Densely arranged, 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

YUCCA aloifolia

 

 

  • 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)
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (Harmeful to pets if eaten)
    May cause skin allergy
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Yucca - Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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