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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Yucca can be evergreen perennials, shrubs or trees, with dense or loose rosettes of stiff, sword-shaped leaves and tall panicles of bell-shaped flowers
Y. rostrata is a tree yucca up to around 3.5m high, with one or more woody stems, and a sphere of narrow, smooth, spine-tipped, blue-green leaves; they are 60-90cm long but only 1.3-2.5cm wide, and are rigid near the stem but flexible after the widest point, so that they move in even a slight breeze. The flowering stalk is up to 1.5m long with white flowers in summer or autumn
N Mex., S USA
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds and in well-drained soil - it will grow well in open, rich loamy soil but tolerates poorer, sandier soil, and may withstand cold better when grown in poorer soil
Propagate by seed, sown at 15-18ºC, which may take eight weeks or more to germinate, or propagate by root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant
Gravel Garden Architectural Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be affected by blackfly (black aphids) and snails
May be affected by yucca leaf spot
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