Soaptree Yucca

Yucca elata

Long, slender, green sharp-tipped leaves have white margins. White threads grow along the leaf margins and form a dense crown atop stout branches. Tall spikes of bell-shaped white flowers emerge from center of foliage crown. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationYUK-uh el-AH-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, 6 to 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide; flower stalk 4 to 6 ft. above foliage.
Bloom TimeLate spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClumping Bamboo, Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide a well drained soil and water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and infrequently during summer months. Prune during cool months as needed.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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