YUCCA rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

Forms a large rosette of narrow, grey-blue leaves. Bell-shaped creamy-white flowers borne in panicles on tall stems
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Near-spherical rosette of over 100 spine-tipped leaves to 60cm (24in) long
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Slow-growing, tree-like shrub, usually single-trunked and unbranched. Trunk is covered with the soft, grey fibrous remains of old leaf bases. Produces flowers within or just above the leaf rosette
  • 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
    Requires a hot site

YUCCA rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Can range in height from 2-5m (6½-16ft). Makes an eyecatching subject for a large container
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids on flowers, leaf spot
    Place of origin
    USA (southwestern Texas), northern Mexico
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped flowers to 5cm (2in) long
    Panicles
    Erect, branched panicles 30-100cm (12-39in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for coastal gardens
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    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
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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