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Yucca baccata


Banana yucca is widespread across the southwest deserts of the US and into northern Mexico. The common name refers to the shape of the 4-6 inch long edible fruit. It has thick, bluish, slightly arching leaves, that are less numerous than other yucca species. Short candelabras of creamy white flowers form in summer.

Common Name: Banana Yucca

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: In several habitat types of the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahan Deserts, including Pinyon-Juniper, Sagebrush, and Ponderosa pine colonies at elevations generally between 1,500 and 2,500 meters.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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