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Yucca schidigera

Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers


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 schidigera

From deserts of California,Nevada, Arizona, and BajaCalifornia. Short-stemmed plantto 3–12 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide (orwider if stem branches). Tough,sharp-tipped, medium greenleaves 2–3 ft. long, 1–2 1/2 in.wide. Purple-tinted white flowersabout 1 3/4 in. wide, in 2-ft. clusters.Spring bloom.

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