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Yucca brevifolia


Yucca brevifolia, or Joshua tree, entered popular culture in a big way with the release of U2's album "The Joshua Tree" in 1987. Now you can own the real thing.

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.

Common Name: Joshua Tree

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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