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Yucca rostrata /Beaked Yucca

Yucca rostrata   / Yucca rostrata
Has blue-green leaves with yellow margins
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Has blue-green leaves with yellow margins


Old, mature crown of the Beaked Yucca

Striking blue-green foliage

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Scientific Name: Yucca rostrata
Common Name: Beaked Yucca
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: A slow-growing tree-like yucca that has pale bluish-green leaves with yellow margins. Its common name, beaked yucca, is derived from unique beaklike additions on dried fruit. Can grow in fairly wet soils, but established plants grow in dry ones. Flowering reported to occur in spring, summer and in fall. The date of bloom seem to vary with the location, with spring being the most often season given.