Yuccas        
Common Name Latin Name Type H X W Ornamental Value
         
Banana Yucca, Datil Yucca Yucca baccata YA 4' X 4' Green leaves, white, greenish, or redish flowers
Beargrass Nolina bigelovii YA 4' X 3' Long grass-like leaves, white flowers
Century Plant Agave americana YA 7' X 12' Evergreen, yellow flower once at about 10 years or more (monocarpic), stalk 15 to 30 feet high
Desert Agave Agave deserti YA 3' x 3' Yellow flowers on stem up to 15' in June, grey leaves (monocarpic)
Desert Spoon, Sotol, Desert Candle Dasylirion wheeleri YA 5' X 4' Yellow flowers on 15 to 20 foot stalks, silver to green evergreen leaves
Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia YA 15' X 8' White to cream colored flowers
Mescal Ceniza Agave colorata YA 3' X 3' Yellow flowers on stem, grey leaves (monocarpic)
Mescal Pelon Agave pelona YA 6' X 6' White bloom on stem in early spring, light green leaves (monocarpic)
Mexican Grass Tree Dasylirion longissimum YA 6' X 6' White flowers after red buds, stalk up to 15 feet tall in mid-summer, dioecious
Mojave Yucca Yucca schidigera YA 5' X 4' Evergreen, white and purple flowers
New Mexico False Yucca Hesperaloe funifera YA 6' X 6' White to yellow blooming stalk to 15 feet March through May
Our Lord's Candle Yucca, Foothill Yucca Yucca whipplei YA 3' X 4' Evergreen, white and purple flowers
Parry's Beargrass Nolina parryi YA 3' X 3' White flowers on very tall stalks in spring
Red Yucca Nolina bigelovii YA 3' X 3' Evergreen, red flowers
Sacahuista Nolina microcarpa  TA 6' X 8' Greenish white flower cluster in spring, 6 foot leaves
Soaptree Yucca Yucca elata YA 6' X 4' Green leaves, bell-shaped white flowers, limbs, dead leaves hang on limbs
Texas Beargrass, Texas Sacahuista Nolina texana YA 4' X 3' Long grass-like leaves, white flowers
Texas Sotol Dasylirion texanum YA 3' X 5' Creamy white flowers on 15 foot stalks spring and summer, light green evergreen leaves
Texas Tuberose Agave maculose YA 2' X 3' Pale flowers on stem, spotted green leaves
Texas Yucca Yucca rupicola YA 2' X 2' Evergreen, white flowers in late spring to mid-summer
Thompson Yucca Yucca thompsoniana YA 10' X 5' Evergreen, white flowers in April to May
Weber's Century Plant Agave weberi YA 6' X 6' Evergreen blue-green toothed leaves, yellow flowers on 15 foot stalk (monocarpic)
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