Beaked yucca Yucca rostrata

beaked yucca


a tree yucca up to around 3.5m high, with one or more woody stems, and a sphere of narrow, smooth, spine-tipped, blue-green leaves; they are 60-90cm long but only 1.3-2.5cm wide, and are rigid near the stem but flexible after the widest point, so that they move in even a slight breeze. The flowering stalk is up to 1.5m long with white flowers in summer or autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      beaked yucca

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Architectural Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sown at 15-18°C, which may take eight weeks or more to germinate, or propagate by root cuttings in winter

  • insectPests

    May be affected by blackfly (black aphids) and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by yucca leaf spot