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botanical name:
Yucca recurvifolia
Yucca recurvifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Robust clump-forming shrub, eventually developing trunk-like stems. Narrowly lance-shaped, stiff, arching to strongly recurved, leathery bluish to dark green leaves. Upright panicles of pendent, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers in late summer and autumn. The flowers have a lemony fragrance, especially noticeable on warm evenings.

Adaptable to most well drained soils and conditions. Performs best on reasonably fertile soil, which is not too dry in summer, and full sun. Will tolerate some shade, poor and very alkaline soils, drought and is very hardy. This is the easiest Yucca to grow in most temperate gardens.

Architectural, spiky plant.

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