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Yucca rostrata Oregon Blue 'Beaked Yucca' COLD HARDY

Yucca rostrata Oregon Blue 'Beaked Yucca' COLD HARDY

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Yucca rostrata 'Beaked Yucca'

Oregon Blue/Silver form - Cold Hardy -20F!

The Beaked yucca is a handsome species of yucca that grows with a single trunk and dense crown of foliage, 6-15 ft. tall; sometimes two or more heads develop on mature plants. Stiff blue-green leaves are 2 ft. long, have drooping tips and together create a large circular canopy; old leaves persist on trunks for many years unless removed. Striking clusters of creamy-white flowers occur on 2-3 ft. long stalks well above the foliage in early spring.

Beaked yucca is native to the Chihuahuan desert regions of Mexico and parts of western Texas where it tolerates heat, aridity, sun and temperatures to 0°F or below. It develops striking foliage character and colorful flower clusters that make it popular as an accent plant in southwestern and Mediterranean style gardens, perfect for xeriscaping! It is often grown with other cacti and succulents, in raised planters and amount boulders.

These particular plants were sourced from our own seed with parent trees in the high desert of Central Oregon, U.S.A. This variation seems to produce a striking blue/silver color foliage that seem to glow in the sun! Parent trees have been growing in our cold high desert garden where they routinely see temps as low as -10F! The parent trees have survived -12F with NO DAMAGE whatsoever and we think these offspring are cold hardy to well below -20F... zone 5!! These even seem to grow much faster than standard Yucca rostrata!

The Beaked yucca is well adapted to hot climate locations where it thrives in sun and with normal winter snow and rainfall, and low amounts of summer water. When it matures, it is a colorful flowering accent shrub for courtyard and southwestern plantings due to its large flower inflorescence. Monthly deep watering from spring through fall will enhance its spring flowering cycle and help maintain good foliage character.

You are purchasing a live plant of Yucca rostrata ‘Beaked Yucca’


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