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Yucca baccata
Common Name: Banana Yucca Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

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Banana yucca is widespread across the southwest deserts of the US and into northern Mexico. The common name refers to the shape of the 4-6 inch long edible fruit. It has thick, bluish, slightly arching leaves, that are less numerous than other yucca species. Short candelabras of creamy white flowers form in summer.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
In several habitat types of the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahan Deserts, including Pinyon-Juniper, Sagebrush, and Ponderosa pine colonies at elevations generally between 1,500 and 2,500 meters.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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