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Beaked Yucca

Yucca rostrata

Also known as

Big Bend Yucca

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Beaked Yucca

A close up of Yucca rostrata with 5 large flowering spikes of cream flowers.
A group planting of Yucca rostrata on a bank, backdropped by evergreen trees.
A photo of Beaked Yucca

Beaked Yucca Overview

This tree yucca can have one or more woody stems that bear a sphere of smooth narrow leaves that are blue green in colour. In summer it can produce a flower spike up to 1.5m long of white flowers. Grow in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds and in well-drained soil, it may withstand the cold better when grown in poorer, sandy soil. It grows best in open, rich loamy soil.

Common problems with Beaked Yucca

How to harvest Beaked Yucca

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Beaked Yucca

Cuttings

Take root cuttings in winter.

Seed

Sow between 15 and 18C, they can take more than 8 weeks to germinate.

Special features of Beaked Yucca

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Beaked Yucca

This drought tolerant plant can add architectural interest to gravel, Mediterranean and tropical garden plantings.