Yucca faxoniana

Also known as:

  • Spanish Dagger
  • Yucca torreyi
  • Palm Yucca

Plant Type

tree, shrub, perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

7a-11

Size

H:16'-20'
W:7'-10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

poor/lean, well-drained, rich, rocky, sandy/gritty

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Flowers:

cream / ivory

Foliage:

evergreen

Wildlife:

hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flowering Time:

spring, summer

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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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The Desert Northwest

Sequim, Washington

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The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

Las Vegas, Nevada

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It has been long thought that many of the tree yuccas of northern Mexico are not frost hardy, but recently many of us rosette-fanciers have discovered their toughness. Yucca faxoniana produces 3-4' rosettes of stiff, emerald-green leaves with symmetric, pearly cream to brown filifers adorning each leaf. Quick to form full sized rosettes; slow to build a trunk that eventually reaches to 16' or more; and slow to branch. Fastest when given plenty of root room, free draining soil, and some supplemental water in very dry summer places. Excellent container plants. Prefer bright light. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7 with some success in warm zone 6 with excellent drainage and protection from freezing winds.

Description by: Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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Las Vegas, Nevada

702) 645-2032

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Full Sun to Light Shade. Outdoor. White Flowers.

Photo by: George Hull

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Description by: Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens

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Las Vegas, Nevada

702) 645-2032

www.moon-sunlandscapes.com

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Full Sun. Outdoor. Creamy white flowers (Does not flower every year).

Photo by: Karl Gercens III

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Sequim, Washington

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Called “Palm Yucca” (no, it's not a hybrid between a Yucca and a palm. . .I'll have to work on that one!), this very robust species grows to 20' tall or more with huge, symmetrical crowns of large, stiff green leaves. Hugely popular in Albuquerque, why not elsewhere? Hardy to at least -10 °F in dry climates.  DS.

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