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Pale Leaf Yucca

Pale Leaf Yucca

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: creamy white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Pale Leaf Yucca, scientifically known as Yucca pallida, is a low-growing, clump-forming yucca native to Texas. It is prized for its attractive, blue-green to pale green leaves that form a dense rosette, making it an excellent choice for ground cover in xeriscaped gardens, rock gardens, and borders. This yucca species is particularly noted for its tolerance of shade, allowing it to thrive in more varied garden locations than many other sun-loving yuccas.

Growing to about 1 to 2 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet, Pale Leaf Yucca is a compact plant that produces spikes of creamy white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers emerge on tall stalks from the center of the rosette, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Yucca pallida thrives in well-draining soil and is highly drought-tolerant once established. Its ability to tolerate light shade makes it versatile for landscaping purposes, offering more placement options than many other yucca species. It prefers minimal water and can withstand poor soil conditions, including rocky or sandy soils.

In landscaping, Pale Leaf Yucca is often used for its ornamental appeal and low-maintenance nature. It can serve as an attractive ground cover, a component of rock gardens, or be planted in mass for a striking effect in succulent gardens. Its compact size also makes it suitable for container gardening, where its architectural form can be showcased.

Overall, Pale Leaf Yucca is a resilient, attractive plant that adds texture, color, and interest to the landscape with minimal care requirements. Its adaptability to a range of growing conditions and long blooming season make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to enhance their outdoor spaces with durable and sustainable plantings.

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