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Yucca glauca (Soapweed yucca) #1691 Yucca glauca (Soapweed yucca) #16224
Common Name Soapweed yucca
Latin Name Yucca glauca
Family Agavaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 1-13 / 2-10 
Type / Form Succulent / Small
Native Habitat U.S. and Mexico from 700 to 8,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month during dry months
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 3 feet by 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines on leaf tips
Leaves 20 to 30 inch long evergreen leaves
Flowers Bell shaped, greenish white, pendulous, June to August
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds, rhizomes
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, low maintenance, fire retardant, parkways
Garden Suitability Sonoran, Mountain, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical, Mojave
Nature Value Bird habitat, seeds eaten
Native American Uses Both the fruiting portion and flower stalks are consumed, and various plant parts are processed for medicinal uses. Soapweed yucca is also used to produce items such as paper, rope, baskets, brushes, soaps, dyes, poison for arrows, and sticks for fire.
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    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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