This sculptural plant bears sword-like leaves to 24 inches long in shades of blue- or gray-green and maturing to dark green, with smooth margins. In summer, the plant produces 8-foot spikes of nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers, sometimes tinged purple, to 2 inches long.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsOccurring naturally in coastal dunes from North Carolina to Florida, this shrub thrives in sandy, well-drained soil and in heat and humidity. Excellent for xeriscaping. Grow as architectural specimens in a border or courtyard, or in containers.
CareProvide sandy, well-drained soil in full sun.
PropagationRemove rooted suckers in spring.
ProblemsCane borers, scale insects, and fungal leaf spots.
- Genus : Yucca
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White