YUCCA rostrata

Tree-like with bluish-green leaves
  • Evergreen
    Linear, minutely toothed, spine-tipped leaves to 60cm (24in) long
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Tree-like shrub, usually single-trunked and unbranched bearing a near-spherical rosette of over 100 leaves. Trunk is covered with the soft, grey remains of old leaf bases. In early to late summer produces erect, branched panicles 30-100cm (12-39in) long of spherical to bell-shaped flowers to 5cm (2in) long within or just above the 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

YUCCA rostrata



  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    Requires a hot, well-drained position in alkaline soil
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf spot, aphids on flowers
    Place of origin
    USA (southwestern Texas), northern Mexico
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silvery blue
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    Pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, notably cats, dogs
    May cause skin allergy
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)

Buy Varieties of YUCCA rostrata

YUCCA rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

YUCCA rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

forms a large rosette of narrow, grey-blue leaves. Bell-shaped creamy-white flowers borne in panicles on tall stems

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Carbon Gold
Biochar soil improver
Biochar is a carbon rich form of charcoal specifically designed for soil application to improve plant growth and health. Biochar is a very stable substance that is not broken down in soils, offering long-term soil benefits.
Only £8.00

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.00

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