All common names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- North America
- Mixed border,
- Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet),
- Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 4,
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6,
- Zone 7,
- Zone 8
- Acid soil,
- Alkaline soil,
- Dry soil,
- Moist, well-drained soil,
- Sandy soil
- Dry sites,
- Occasional drought,
- Alkaline soil,
- Clay soil,
- Road salt
Seasons of Interest:
- early winter,
- late winter,
- late summer
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
Tree & Plant Care
A stem-less, broadleaf evergreen perennial or shrub.
Best in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Tolerant of poor sandy soils. and drought conditions.
Yuccas has a deep taproot and is difficult to transplant.
The flower stalk should be removed after flowering. It can remain unsightly for 2 to 3 years.
Disease, pests, and problems
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Resistant to black walnut toxicity.
Tolerant of rabbit, deer, drought, erosion, dry soil, shallow, rocky soil, air pollution
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to SE U.S. along beaches, sand dunes and fields from South Carolina south to Florida and Mississippi.
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
Butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Basal rosette of rigid, sword-shaped, spine-tipped green leaves 2 to 3 feet long.
The leaf margins have long filament curly threads.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
A 5 to 8 feet high flower stalk rises from the center of each rosette in late spring bearing a terminal panicles of nodding bell-shaped creamy white flowers.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Fruit is a large, elliptical dehiscent capsule.