Yucca aloifolia

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Common Name: Spanish bayonet


A species tree Yucca that seems to be one of the faster growing Yucca that can be grown in the UK, and has broad green leaves with sharp tips and forms a trunk of around 8-12cm diameter after 5-6 years after planting.

Once mature it will produce bell-shaped white or purple-tinged flowers 8cm across in a terminal panicle, at which point the crown often splits to produce a multi-headed plant.


  • Hardiness  H3 hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • Position/Aspect  Full to half sun and requires free draining soil, will do OK in a pot for several years.
  • Drought tolerance  Very good
  • Size Up to 3 meters after 10 years
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery Yes!