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Yucca whipplei


Yucca whipplei

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Succulent with a mound of sharply tipped leaves that stick out in every direction. After about seven years the plant produces a flowering stalk that rises 2 metres tall. Native to Southern California, Northwestern Arizona, and Mexico on the Baja California Peninsula. Growing in coastal chaparral forests to inland Pinyon-Junpier Woodlands up to elevations of 1,200 m. Great choice for the xeric garden, as it has adapted to life on dry chaparral hills. Plant in a sunny spot in the garden, preferably in rocky soil. Although this plant dies after blooming, over its lifetime it produces offshoots which will continue on living after the main plants demise. It has been used for to make anything from shoes to fishing line. While the flowers, flowering stalk and crown, are edible after preparing correctly.

 
Genus
Yucca
Species   whipplei
Cultivar  

Common name
Spanish bayonet

Family name
Place of origin
Mexico


DETAILS
Height
Width
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Succulents

Category
Large, height over 1 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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