Yucca desmetiana (picture right) is an interesting ‘soft leafed’ yucca with new green foliage that turns to an attractive burgundy red as it ages. This is a popular species for landscaping, they grow with a single stem and look good as a specimen plant. As they become established they will form a clump.
The upright columnar habit makes it a great feature or accent for a rock garden or alternatively for growing in a pot or container. Grown as a foliage plant it is one of the best Yuccas in cultivation. Over time the plant will reach around 1 – 1.5 m in height.
Suited to growing in containers or in the garden borderYucca desmetiana in an undemanding plant.
Grow this plant in a free draining soil, full sun to part shade. An all purpose slow release fertilizer and if growing in a pot water during summer. Like all yuccas this one prefers a dry winter. Creamy yellow bell shaped flowers on a tall flower spike in summer
- Full sun to a little afternoon shade.
- Free draining soil or potting mix
- Fertilise with a general purpose slow release type fertiliser in spring
- Tidy up by gently pruning old spent foliage as required.
- Do not over water.
- Height – To around 1.5 metres
- Spread – To 1m across
- Growth rate – Slow
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Fertilise in spring using a slow release type fertiliser.
Remove old dead foliage as required.
Yucca desmetiana are available for sale online from the following participating nurseries
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
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