Banana yucca Yucca baccata

banana yucca
banana yucca
banana yucca
banana yucca
banana yucca
banana yucca


a slow-growing, evergreen shrub to 1.6m tall usually seen in cultivation with a single crown of leaves; a small trunk may form as the plant ages. The blue-green, sword-shaped leaves 30-100cm long are tipped with a sharp point, curve inwards and edged with small threads. Spikes of creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers sometimes shaded purple-red are borne above the foliage in summer and may be followed by edible, banana-shaped fruit

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      banana yucca blue yucca datil Spanish bayonet see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required, but dead leaves and spent flower spikes can be removed to improve appearance

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Architectural Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed or remove rooted suckers

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to a leaf spot