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Yucca rostrata
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Yucca rostrata

Beaked Blue Yucca

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Item #: 127

Zones: 5a to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 50" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This is truly one of the most elegant (and user-friendly) deer-resistant yuccas for the garden, and certainly one of the most hardy of the trunk-forming species. The narrow, powder-blue foliage radiates out from the head of the central stalk like one of those "Rostrata-farian" hairdos. In 10 years, expect a 4' trunked specimen (eventually to 10'+) that will branch with age...much faster in alkaline soils. The species name rostrata refers to the fruit, which truly resembles the beak of a bird.

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