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Yucca brevifolia
Common Name: Joshua Tree Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Yucca brevifolia is the renowned and iconic Joshua tree of the Mojave Desert which has always been famous but entered popular culture in a big way with the release of U2's album "The Joshua Tree" in 1987. This distinctive yucca is super hardy to zone 6 but requires excellent drainage and will not take winter wet. It is a slow-growing plant but would be the pride of any succulent collection.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Native to the southwestern United States (California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada), mostly in the Mojave Desert between 1,300 and 5,900 ft elevation.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeShrub/Tree Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread3-5' FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness6-10 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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