Adam's Needle

Yucca filamentosa - botanical name

Yucca filamentosa

Evergreen basal rosetted shrub (1.5m x 1m) from South-east USA. Narrow sword-shaped leaves with a sharp spine and edged with white threads. Erect terminal spikes of bell-shaped white flowers in summer. Useful as an accent for its distinctive form. Non spiky variegated forms available. Drought and frost tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Shrub, Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam, Clay
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (South East USA)
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