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Yucca pallida

Pale-leaf yucca

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Yucca pallida (Pale-leaf yucca)
Marcus, Joseph A.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 1-2 feet.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Clay.
Conditions Comments: Like all yuccas, Yucca pallida requires good drainage. It may be grown in the shade garden for textural interest, but may not bloom as well as those in more sun.


Use Ornamental: Accent tree or shrub, Blooms ornamental, Showy
Use Wildlife: Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper butterfly
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Last Update: 2009-04-23