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Yucca filifera

Palma China

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Yucca filifera grows as a statuesque, sparsely-branched tree in its native central Mexico, where it is seen by the million along roadsides. As a garden specimen in the UK it has shown only moderate frost tolerance, usually damaged or killed below -8C unless kept bone dry - difficult because of its eventual height. Away from milder gardens it is worth growing in the conservatory or greenhouse because of its densely-leafed, almost bottle-brush array of spiky-tipped stiff leaves that are equipped with attractively peeling threads along the margins. Plants outgrowing their space can be chopped - new branches will form along the sides of the trunk!

Yucca filifera Identification Sheet

Central Mexico
Common name(s)
Palma China
Yucca australis
Full sun, dry, well-drained soil
Eventual height
6m-10m after many decades
Eventual spread
2m-3m eventually
-8C or lower if dry
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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