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Yucca aloifolia

Spanish Bayonet

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Key information

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Although they are often reagrded as plants for hot dry places, yuccas are hardier than they appear. They will thrive in most sheltered well-drained spots and only tend to fail in cold exposed inland positions, where they are better grown as container plants. They are handsome, architectural, foliage plants for dry sunny borders and are particularly suitable for gardens by the sea. This species makes an impressive thick-stemmed plant, rarely branching and crowned with a thick clump of sharp-pointed leaves. Its eye-catching flower-spikes can reach 2.1m (7ft) high. It's great for creating a jungle atmosphere in a sheltered garden.

Family: Agavaceae

Genus: Yucca

Species: aloifolia

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


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