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Yucca filamentosa - 'Bright Edge' (Adam's Needle)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Yucca filamentosa Description

This impressive monocot will provide instant architecture with its bold sword like foliage. Vivid green leaves with a wide cream coloured edge are held in rosettes, producing spikes of white flowers when mature. 2m tall x .7m


Yucca filamentosa - Cultivation Notes

The evergreen Yucca will survive in most sheltered gardens, as long as they are planted in well drained soil (including chalky / sandy soils) in full sun. Avoid very cold exposed areas. Yuccas can also be grown in pots as specimens.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Yucca filamentosa:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Yucca filamentosa

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Yucca filamentosa:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot

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Common Missspellings: Yuca, Yuka, Yuker, Yucker, Yucka

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