Banana Yucca

Yucca baccata

Narrow, sharp-pointed blue-green leaves have curly white filaments along their edges and form a tidy rosette from which rises a spike of green or purple tinged white flowers. Edible, banana-like 4 to 6 in. fruit forms once the flowers are gone. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityFoliage 2 to 3 ft. on short trunk with age; bloom spike 4 to 6 ft. tall. Clumps to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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