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Yucca pallida - Pale-leaf yucca

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Southwest (U.S.) (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Yucca pallida (Pale-leaf yucca) - A stemless rosette-forming succulent plant to 20 inches tall by 30 inches wide that has neatly arranged flexible bluish-green leaves with a waxy bloom that are 1 inch wide and arch and twist over gracefully. Plants are often single headed but can also have multiple offsets and old plants enlarge to form many headed colonies. Flowering occurs in the wild in spring with 6 foot tall stalks bearing pale green center and white flowers, though we have yet to see this plant bloom in Santa Barbara. It is an endemic plant from North Central Texas where is usually grows on rocky soil. Plant in full sun to light to moderate shade (where it tends not to bloom) in a well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and hardy to USDA Zone 7 (<-10 F). The broad leaves arranged in spherical heads makes this plant good to contrast other fine textured plants in the garden or for use in a container planting. While the leaf tip is sharp, the leaves are not rigid so the plant is one of the safer yuccas for the garden. Our plants are from Mountain States Nursery. We grew this plant from 2006 until 2008.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Yucca pallida.