Yucca capensis

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Common name: Cape yucca

A rare Yucca from the cape region of Baja California Sur, where it is found mainly in dry deciduous forest but also reaching the oak forest at higher elevations of 1000 m or more. It looks similar to Yucca madrensis, but grows taller and has wider leaves and is slightly less cold hardy. Yucca capensis forms a slender, initially solitary, upright or decumbent trunk to about 5 m tall, carrying a dense crown of stiff, comparatively narrow, yellowish-green leaves, although some sources they are slightly more blue/grey in colour. The compact inflorescence holds white, bell-shaped flowers.


  • Hardiness  H5 hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • Position/Aspect  Full sun but will tolerate semi-shade, free draining soil
  • Drought tolerance  Good
  • Size Up to 5 meters with moderate growth speed
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery Yes!