Yucca carnerosana

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Common name: Giant Spanish Dagger


A tree Yucca northeastern Mexico and western Texas grows a thick, robust and usually solitary trunk, and a dense crown of stiff, broad olive green leaves 40-70 cm long and 5 cm in width with white filiments along the edges. It is a similar in many respects to Yucca faxoniana, and botanically perhaps not distinct, but very cold hardy provided it is given the correct growing conditions. The flower panicle is 100-120 cm long, and usually towering above the leaves. The flower stalk is 5-8 cm thick and the green-white flowers are 5-8 cm long.


  • Hardiness  H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5) maybe lower if dry
  • Position/Aspect  Full sun or partial shade in free draining soil
  • Drought tolerance  Good although given plent of water in summer it will respond well.
  • Size Up to 4-6 meters
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery Yes!