Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata)
Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata) is a tree that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata).
This plant is commonly known as beaked yucca.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: beaked yucca
Scientific name: Yucca rostrata
Plant type: Trees
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
Trees are essential plants in gardens, large and small, with their sculptural presence.
In terms of design, they add height, structure and interest all year round with attractive flowers, foliage, fruits and trunks.
In addition, they provide home and a food source for birds and other wildlife.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Yucca rostrata likes to grow in well drained soil.
Beaked yucca (Yucca rostrata) should be grown in full sun places.