Blue Beaked Yucca

Yucca rostrata

Wickedly spiked bluish-green leaves form a dense crown of foliage. With great age plants develop a sizeable single trunk. Blooms in spring from center of foliage with one large two foot inflorences of iridescent white flowers that are truly amazing. Use as a bold architectural element in the garden. Super modern garden accent and a staple of the desert landscape. Requires fast drainage. Succulent. Full sun. Slow growing to 6 to 15 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.
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5 - 10

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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 MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
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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