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Yucca recurvifolia (pendula-glauca)

Pendulous Yucca
  • Plant Type:
  • Shrub
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Large
  • Also Grown As:
  • Natural Low Branching
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 6-10' x 6-8'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Upright
  • Native To:
  • USA
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • White
  • Bloom Time:
  • Spring, Summer
  • Special Features:
  • Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #5
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 7-10, 12-24


For tropical effect, the Pendulous Yucca has few rivals. An evergreen native of southeastern United States, it is prominently used in desert conditions where drought and intense heat are common. Growing to approximately 6’ tall with a 6-8’ spread, it forms a trunk of downward leaning narrow blue-green leaves with sharp tips and red borders. In the spring and summer, stalks of creamy white bell-shaped flowers tower 2-5’ above the foliage and create a habitat for hummingbirds and other wildlife. Best in Sunset Western Garden zones 7-10 and 12-24, they are excellent in containers or as a focal point near pools. They require very little water, perhaps twice a month even in the summertime but require well-drained sandy soil. Boething Treeland grows these in 5 gallons.