Yucca angustissima

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Common name: narrow leaf yucca

A small solitary or clumping Yucca from the Colorado Plateau, principally north Arizona and south Utah, and as its common name suggests is characterized by long 80-90cm narrow leaves, straight-edged 1cm wide, slightly wider in the middle but tapering to a sharp point, topped by a needle-like spine. Long, curling, white filaments grow from the edges, contrasting with the rich green color of the leaves. Plants may develop a short stem, and often form large clusters, but others remain stemless and single.

Flowers are White or cream, sometimes with green or brown tints, along an unbranched, 1m to 2m tall


  • Hardiness  H5 hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • Position/Aspect  Full sun, free draining sandy/gritty soil
  • Drought tolerance  Good
  • Size 60-80cm height after 6-8 years
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery Yes!