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Yucca filifera

 
Yucca filifera
Mexican tree yucca
White curly fibers extend from the leaf borders
Common name Mexican tree yucca
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-10)
Flowers white
Size to 8'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought-tolerant

I bought this thinking it would be a nice narrow-leaved yucca species, imagining a ground-tethered rosette like Y. filamentosa or Hesperaloe parviflora. As it turns out, this grows much different (and larger) than those in time, to a tree stature that looks like something of a cross between a Joshua tree and a cycad. I suspect it will take very long to reach that point, so in the meantime I'll try to find a spot in our garden where it can do its thing so I can observe it.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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