Yucca recurvifolia (pendula-glauca)

Pendulous Yucca

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

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

A Bit More

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.

A Bit More

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.