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Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet - Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca

Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet is native to Texas and Northern Mexico and was introduced to the trade from the Big Bend area hence the Big Bend Yucca name. The latin speacies name translates to Beaked, hence the other common name. Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet eventually has a woody stalk that grows to 15 feet and rarely branches, the head is 4-6 feet wide. Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet blooms in the Spring with creamy white fragrant flowers. Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet is quite drought tolerant as you might expect from the desert areas that it is native. Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet looks more dangerous than it is, the sharp tipped leaves are flexible and rarely cause serious damage. Big Bend Yucca is hardy into the single digits°F

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Yucca rostrata Blue Velvet