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Yucca baccata

Banana Yucca, Datil

Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Flowers

YUCCA

All plants have tough, swordshaped leaves and large clusters of typically white or whitish, rounded to bell-shaped flowers. Some are stemless clumps; others have trunks and reach tree size. Best in well-drained soil.Most need only occasional deep soakings.

Yucca baccata

From southwesternU.S., Mexico. Slow to 3 ft.high, 5 ft. wide. Foliage clumpmay have no stem or severalshort, prostrate ones. Sharp-tipped,light bluish green oryellowish green leaves to 2 ft.long, 2 in. wide, with fibersalong the edges. Large (2–6 in.),fleshy flowers from spring intosummer are red-brown outside,white inside, carried in dense,2-ft.-long clusters. Fleshy, edible,bananalike fruits to 6 in. long.

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