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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Yucca aloifolia

Becomes a large sprawling plant 10' x 10'. Growth is slow. Stiff dense leaves are medium green with sharp points. It tends to bloom when under drought stress situations.Leaves are 2 1/2' long & 2" wide. Native Caribbean, Mx and SE USA.  More tolerant of cold than Y. gloriosa. Cold weather can turn leaves purple. Leaf margins are smooth. Weevils can damage.

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