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Yucca 'Pomona Cream Margin'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata', Hort.]
Height: 10-16 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Yucca 'Pomona Cream Margin' (Variegated Giant Yucca) - This is a quick and easy-growing tropical looking yucca that grows to 15 feet tall or more with 2 to 3 foot long fairly soft-tipped 3- to 4-inch-wide flexible leaves that are a smooth and a shiny green with narrow cream colored margins new leaves remain erect with older ones becoming pendulous above the chestnut brown thick stems. Large white flowers appear in late spring or summer on 2-3-foot-tall flower stalks.

Plant in full sun to bright shade and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Has proven quite hardy to short duration temperatures to 25 F and will grow in near beachside gardens.

This cultivar seems closely related to the plant long grown in Santa Barbara thought to be a form of Yucca elephantipes from which it differs by having smooth textured shiny green leaves and does not form the massive base that Yucca elephantipes does. We also grow another variegated tree yucca which we list as Yucca elephantipes 'Variegata' and in the plant also grew one we called Yucca elephantipes 'Marginata' that was somewhat similar to this cultivar in having a leaf margin variegation but with shorter less glossy light colored leaves more similar to typical Yucca elephantipes. We are sure this is some old named cultivar but since we first got it from John Greenlee in the early 1990s and it has long been growing in his Pomona garden, we have called it "Pomona Cream Margin". 

This information about Yucca 'Pomona Cream Margin' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.