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Yucca australis (Palma China, Izote)

Yucca australis
Palma China, Izote

This tree-like (arborescent) yucca is from the lower Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, where huge specimens with five-foot-diameter trunks have been reported. The rigid, olive green leaves grow to 20 inches long, with coarse white fibers on the margins. The unusual flower stalk is pendulous, hanging down from the rosette of foliage. It is very similar in appearance to Yucca periculosa and Yucca decipiens, with the exception of the pendulous flower spike. The large flowers are creamy white. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage.

Plant Type Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 30 (ft)
Spread 10 (ft)
Spacing 3' - 5' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Birds, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen
Tolerance Cold, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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