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Yucca thompsoniana /Thompson's Yucca

Yucca thompsoniana  / Yucca thompsoniana
Huge specimens of this yucca in full bloom in early summer at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
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Huge specimens of this yucca in full bloom in early summer at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Has blue-gray foliage

Strap shaped leaves hang on the trunk for several years

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Scientific Name: Yucca thompsoniana
Common Name: Thompson's Yucca
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 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
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is a tall growing yucca that produces striking stalked floral spikes covered with white nodding bell-shaped flowers. The narrow, blue-gray foliage provides a strong contrast to other plants. This yucca is especially adapted to arid conditions with full sunlight and sandy, well drained soils.