Yucca filamentosa
Adam's Needle Yucca

 Genus:
 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
Cream (Creamy-white flowers on large flower stalks in June and July)
 Foliage:
Green (Long sword-like to strap-like leaves are evergreen with sharp points)
 Fruit:
Brown (Brown capsules; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
3-6 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-6 feet
 Light Requirements:
 Soil:
Widely adapted to soils; tolerates dry soil well, but not wet soil
 Range:
Southeastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Long sword-like to strap-like leaves (3.5' long by 2" wide) are evergreen with sharp points. Numerous fibers along leaf margin. Large (over 6') flower stalks with spikes (panicles) of creamy-white flowers.
 Ecological Functions:

Additional Information

Swordlike foliage gives this species the appearance of a desert plant, and it does tolerate dry soil well. Flower spikes bring overall plant height to over 6'. Best used in mass plantings. Doesn't like wet soils.

When Yucca filamentosa has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

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No Fruiting Observations Available

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