Yucca nana

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The smallest and one of the prettiest of all Yucca native to the Great Basin desert in Utah between 1600 and 2400 m. It forms compact rosettes of narrow, bluish-green leaves  around 20cm across with filiferous edges and older plants develop a short, thin trunk. It is rarely available in cultivation, I was able to source genuine seeds from a trusted seller in the US so these are the real deal. This form is separated by some as a distinct species Yucca nana, but is generally considered to botanically fit well within the variable Y. harrimaniae, Although they are totally different from the forms of harrimaniae I have grown at the nursery.


  • Hardiness  H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • Position/Aspect  Full sun preffered but partial shade is tolerated, planted in free draining soil
  • Drought tolerance  Good
  • Size Can reach 30-35cm in height over many years, crown no more than 20cm wide
  • Grown at the Kent nursery Yes!