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Yucca recurvifolia/Pendulous Yucca

Yucca recurvifolia / Yucca recurvifolia
Specimen plants in a dry garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Specimen plants in a dry garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Wide, soft leaves

Flowers produced on tall stalks above the foliage mass

Plants have a bluish cast to their foliage

Clump of yucca in a garden setting showing strong textural contrast to other nearby plants

Clump of yucca on the edge of a border planting. Note the blue-green foliage color

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Scientific Name: Yucca recurvifolia
Common Name: Pendulous Yucca
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This yucca produces soft, flat flexible leaves. The rosette of blue green foliage is a special feature. This yucca makes a strong accent in the landscape because of its unique form and color. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil for yuccas.