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Yucca faxoniana

Yucca faxoniana

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: creamy white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Description:

Yucca faxoniana, also known as Faxon Yucca or Giant Dagger, is a striking species of yucca native to the Chihuahuan Desert region of northern Mexico and parts of Texas. This impressive plant is characterized by its stout, branching trunk and a dense rosette of stiff, sword-shaped leaves, which are blue-green to dark green in color and can grow several feet long. The leaf edges are often lined with curly filaments, adding to the plant's dramatic appearance.

Yucca faxoniana typically grows to about 10 to 15 feet tall, with some specimens reaching up to 20 feet in height, making it one of the larger yucca species. In spring, mature plants produce towering spikes of creamy white flowers that rise above the foliage, attracting a variety of pollinators and adding to the plant's ornamental appeal.

Adapted to full sun, Yucca faxoniana thrives in well-draining soil and is highly drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for xeriscaping and desert gardens. It is well-suited to hot, dry climates and requires minimal water once established. This yucca is also known for its cold tolerance, able to withstand temperatures down to about 0°F (-18°C), which makes it a versatile choice for a variety of landscapes.

In landscaping, Yucca faxoniana is often used as a specimen plant, providing a dramatic focal point in rock gardens, succulent gardens, and southwestern-style landscapes. Its imposing size and distinctive form make it a standout addition to any garden, while its low maintenance requirements appeal to gardeners looking for impactful, drought-tolerant plants.

Overall, Yucca faxoniana is a resilient, striking plant that adds architectural interest and a touch of the desert to the landscape. Its adaptability to a range of growing conditions and minimal water needs make it a popular choice for sustainable gardening in arid and semi-arid regions.

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