Sapphire Skies Beaked Blue Yucca

Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

Slow-growing, stiff short needled selection has handsome blue leaves. Over the years it will form an upright, unbranched tree to about 5 ft. Thrives in full sun, needs excellent drainage. Evergreen perennial. Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Full sun.
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5 - 11

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationYUK-uh roh-STRAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityCan reach 8 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide in 10 years; 12 to 15 ft. tall with age in ideal conditions.
Bloom TimeBlooms at full maturity, in summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Color and Texture

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil, with an alkaline pH. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish root system, allowing soil to dry slightly between intervals. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Fertilize sparingly and prune away old, unsightly foliage in early spring.

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