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Mountain Yucca

Yucca madrensis

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Succulents
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Moths
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
5-9' × 2-5'
Flowering Season July-September
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -25 °F
Leaf Description Sword like, stiff to flexuous
Fruit Fleshy fruit with flat black seeds
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Elevation Range 4000-7000 ft.
Description Mountain yucca is a common species in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona. This plant can be differentiated from banana yucca by its lack of fibers on the leaf margins and its large trunk which can reach up to about 9'. Mountain yucca can be grown in partial shade at lower elevations and it's cold hardiness makes it appropriate for cooler, high elevation gardens. Large bell shaped white flowers are moth pollinated.