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Yucca baccata (Banana Yucca)

Yucca baccata
Banana Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Spanish Dagger, Datil Yucca

This short, spreading yucca occurs over most of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Plants vary from single trunk specimens to those with clusters of up to ten trunks. Foliage color may vary considerably as well, from gray-green to blue-green. The leaves are curly filaments along the margins and sharp terminal spines. In late spring and early summer white to cream bell-shaped flowers are produced on 3 foot stalks. The fleshy fruit that follows is edible and was a food source for Native Americans. Plant in full sun or partial shade, with good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Late Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 4 (ft)
Spread 6 (ft)
Spacing 2' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Fruit & Berries, Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Mass Planting, Specimen
Tolerance Cold, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Rabbit, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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