Yucca rostrata Engelm. ex Trel.

Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca


Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Yucca

Category: Perennial

Zones: Hardy to 0 to 10F but some sites say lower to -15F.

Size: 12 to 15' tall and up to 8' wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Will produce a trunk to 15'. Thin stiff leaves to 2' long grow in a symmetrical rosette around the trunk. Inflorescence has small white flowers in autumn. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.

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History: 

Published in Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 11: 68 in 1902.

Native to the US (Texas) and Mexico.

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