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Yucca baccata

Banana Yucca, Datil Yucca, Fleshy-Fruited Yucca, Broad-Leaf Yucca
Size: ex 3L pots - large strong plants

Availability: In stock

£19.99

Quick Overview

  • Robust architectural Yucca
  • Broad, glaucous, concave foliage
  • Full sun
  • Needs perfect drainage
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Description

Yucca baccata, Banana Yucca, is endemic to the south-western states of the USA and Chihuahua and Sonora states in Mexico where it is found across both arid desert and mountainous regions growing to elevations of 2500 metres. It has attractive rosettes of broad greyish-blue-green foliage that is extremely distinctive being both rigid and strongly keeled with a deep concave/convex profile and thick creamy-white filifers on the brown margins and strong terminal spines. It has a short or occasionally absent trunk that often becomes sprawling and decumbent when older and as it offsets it forms clumping colonies.

Its most widely-used common name derives from its large, green, slightly-curved, fleshy fruit which were an important source of food for First Nation Americans.

In the UK xeric garden it requires a very free-draining alkaline soil composed predominantly of sand, gravel, limestone chippings and grit with very little organic matter added. It should be kept dry from October to March but it responds quickly to watering in the springtime putting on rapid growth. Once growth has been established it can be given a diluted liquid NPK feed throughout the early summer months. 

Yucca baccata is a large broad-leaved species and it has a certain robust presence that gives it a strong architectural and sculptural quality.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Sarcoyucca baccata, Yucca baccata var. baccata, Yucca baccata f. fragilifolia, Yucca baccata var. hystrix, Yucca baccata subsp. vespertina, Yucca baccata var. vespertina, Yucca filifera, Yucca fragilifolia, Yucca hanburyi, Yucca scabrifolia, Yucca vespertina
Geographical Origin USA: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas; Mexico: Chihuahua and Sonora
Cultivation Full sun. A warm sheltered position. Perfect drainage in a gritty, sandy alkaline substrate.
Eventual Height 1-2m
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Hardy if kept perfectly dry in winter. A sloping gradient and a thick mulch of gravel is ideal

Yucca baccata

Banana Yucca, Datil Yucca, Fleshy-Fruited Yucca, Broad-Leaf Yucca
Size: ex 3L pots - large strong plants

Availability: In stock

£19.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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