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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Yucca torreyi  

Slow growth to 10', but can eventually reach 24'.  Sharp, pointed leaves 2 1/2" long & 2" wide with dark green coloring.  Resembles Yucca baccata.  Succulent white flowers are abundant on terminal spikes in spring above foliage.  New Mexico & Texas into Mexico.  Sun.  Drought tolerant but needs good drainage.  Dramatic large clumping yucca.  A Brewster County Texas native at 2000'.  It is tree like, has a rigid spiky asymmetrical untidy appearance.  Leaves usually yellowish green but some blue green.

  


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