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Plants Matching yucca

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Image of Yucca photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Yucca)

This remarkable genus from the Americas comprises around 40 species which are distributed across North and Central America as well as parts of The West Indies. Yuccas are easily identified by their large, dense, distinctive rosettes composed of many sword-shaped leaves. These may be soft and floppy or stiff and wickedly barbed at the tips. Leaf color varies but tends to be in shades of green to pale gray-green. Some yuccas remain stemless and ground-hugging, while others, such as the famous California...

Image of Yucca aloifolia photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Aloe Yucca)

This beautiful white yucca is favored in southern gardens where it is often found in pedestal urns around old homes. Aloe yucca is native to southeastern America, from the Carolinas to Louisiana, and can also be found on some Caribbean Islands. It tends to grow along dunes and ancient shell mounds with little fertility. Surprisingly, it is not well-adapted to the dry, inland deserts of the western United States.

Aloe yucca has flexible, linear blades that rise from a dense, tight rosette. Each...

Image of Yucca aloifolia f. marginata photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Aloe Yucca, Variegated Aloe Yucca)

This beautiful white yucca is favored in southern gardens where it is often found in pedestal urns around old homes. Aloe yucca is native to southeastern America, from the Carolinas to Louisiana, and can also be found on some Caribbean Islands. It tends to grow along dunes and ancient shell mounds with little fertility. Surprisingly, it is not well-adapted to the dry, inland deserts of the western United States.

Aloe yucca has flexible, linear blades that rise from a dense, tight rosette. Each...

Image of Yucca arkansana photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Arkansas Yucca)

This remarkable genus from the Americas comprises around 40 species which are distributed across North and Central America as well as parts of The West Indies. Yuccas are easily identified by their large, dense, distinctive rosettes composed of many sword-shaped leaves. These may be soft and floppy or stiff and wickedly barbed at the tips. Leaf color varies but tends to be in shades of green to pale gray-green. Some yuccas remain stemless and ground-hugging, while others, such as the famous California...

Image of Yucca baccata photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Banana Yucca)

The beautiful banana yucca is tough as nails. This true desert yucca is native to the sizzling badlands of southern California, Nevada, Colorado and Texas where it takes both heat and cold in stride. It is a suckering plant that develops short, trunk-like stems and produces many offsets to create large colonies. Wild populations are most commonly found in dry grasslands.

Banana Yucca has unique panicles of flowers that appear in late spring or early summer. The tall flower stalks become lined...

Image of Yucca brevifolia photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Joshua Tree)

This is likely one of the best known yuccas due to the popularity of Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, California. Yucca brevifolia is a succulent, evergreen that reaches great heights with a candelabra of branches topped with rosettes of spiky leaves. A Mojave Desert endemic, it exists in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper and desert grassland ecosystems where it survives the harshest growing conditions. This is a very slow-growing, very long-lived yucca. Mature specimens reach huge,...

Image of Yucca carnerosana photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Carneros Yucca, Giant Dagger, Giant Yucca, Palma)

This remarkable genus from the Americas comprises around 40 species which are distributed across North and Central America as well as parts of The West Indies. Yuccas are easily identified by their large, dense, distinctive rosettes composed of many sword-shaped leaves. These may be soft and floppy or stiff and wickedly barbed at the tips. Leaf color varies but tends to be in shades of green to pale gray-green. Some yuccas remain stemless and ground-hugging, while others, such as the famous California...

Image of Yucca elata photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Soaptree Yucca)

The beautiful soaptree yucca is native to the high deserts of Arizona, Utah, Texas and Mexico. It can be found at high elevations amidst dry land shrubs and grasses where winters are arid and summers wetter. For this reason, plants grown in low desert landscapes require regular summer water. Similarly, this yucca may struggle in areas where winter rainfall is high.

When young, this yucca forms neat rosettes of dense, narrow, upright leaves of gray-green with white edges. In time, it develops...

Image of Yucca filamentosa photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Adam's Needle)

The landscape-worthy Adam's needle is certainly the most cultivated of all Yucca species. A widespread native of the eastern United States, it forms bold, dense clusters of long, sharp leaves that look super all season long. In the summer, large spikes of showy ivory flowers are produced. Wild plants are most commonly found growing in open, upland forests and prairies where the soil is often sandy.

Adam’s needle forms large, spiky rosettes of long, sword-shaped leaves. These range in...

Image of Yucca filamentosa

James H. Schutte

(Adam's Needle, Bright Edge Adam's Needle, Bright Edge Yucca)

The beautiful variegated foliage of ‘Bright Edge’ really stands out in the garden.

Adam's needle is a clump forming evergreen perennial that is native to the central and eastern United States and Canada. The cultivar ‘Bright Edge’ has dense clusters of sharp, upright lance-shaped leaves. The leaf edges have a wide yellow band that give this cultivar a sharp clean look in the landscape. In the summer, it bears tall upright flower stalks that are covered with bell-shaped blooms of ivory. Its flowers...