Yucca flaccida
Weakleaf Yucca

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Cream (Creamy-white flowers on large flower stalks in June and July)
Green (Long sword-like to strap-like leaves are evergreen with sharp points)
Brown (Brown capsules; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
3-5 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
3-5 feet
 Light Requirements:
Widely adapted to soils; tolerates dry soil well, but not wet soil
Southeastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Long sword-like to strap-like leaves (1-1.75' long by 1-1.5" wide) are evergreen with sharp points and bent downwards above the middle. Straight, thread-like fibers along leaf margin. Large (over 4') flower stalks with downy, spikes (panicles) of creamy-white flowers.
 Ecological Functions:

Additional Information

Closely related to the more common Yucca filamentosa (Adam's-needle Yucca), with the primary difference being its overall smaller size. 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.

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