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Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca

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


Banana Yucca, also known as Yucca baccata, is a perennial shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This plant is known for its striking sword-shaped leaves and edible fruits, from which it derives its common name.

One of the defining features of Banana Yucca is its rosette of stiff, bluish-green leaves. These leaves are thick, fleshy, and end in a sharp point. The edges of the leaves are often adorned with curly fibers, adding to the plant's visual interest.

In spring or early summer, Banana Yucca produces tall spikes of creamy white or pale green flowers, which may be tinged with purple. These bell-shaped blooms are large and conspicuous, making the plant particularly attractive when in flower. Following the blooming period, the plant develops banana-shaped fruits that are fleshy and edible, with a sweet taste.

Banana Yucca is a hardy and drought-tolerant plant, well-adapted to arid environments. It thrives in well-drained soils and requires minimal water once established. This plant's ability to withstand tough conditions makes it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and desert gardens.

In addition to its ornamental value, the edible fruits of the Banana Yucca have been used by indigenous peoples for food and other purposes. The fibers of the leaves can also be used for weaving.

Overall, Banana Yucca is appreciated for its striking appearance, drought tolerance, and the added interest of its edible fruits. It's a popular choice for gardens in dry regions, where it adds a dramatic and sculptural element to the landscape.

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