Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Beaked Yucca

Scientific Name

Yucca rostrata

Botanical Pronunciation

YUK-ah roh-STRAY-tuh

Plant Type


Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Fire retardant


Spring-Fall, Bear large clusters of white flowers

Growth Habit

Upright and round

Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

10' x 3'

Landscape Uses

Striking focal point

Care Information

The icy blue leaves are much less rigid than other yuccas making it a safer option near pathways or children. Though slow growing, beaked yucca will eventually develop a trunk and reach heights of 10' or more, so give it room. Mature specimens have a whimsical Dr. Seuss quality to them. Though many people prefer to prune up the lower leaves annually, there is really no reason to do so and may needlessly stress the plant. If you must trim it up, try to limit it to brown leaves.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

-20° F, Zone 5a

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