Yucca Gloriosa is a medium to large sized single-stemmed evergreen shrub it has stiff, spine-tipped leaves. Bell-shaped cream flowers in broad panicles can reach upto 2m in height and appear in late summer through autumn.
Yucca Gloriosa is a lovely looking architectural plant, that can adapt to all areas of the garden its has green sword like leaves that are extremely sharp, this should be taken into consideration when picking a planting position, Its an absoulute must for any tropical themed or Mediterranean type garden, its fully hardy and looks equally good in the pot or ground.. Yucca thrive in well drained, moderately fertile soil. and like full sun. Its a great choice for seaside and city gardens.
What to expect: Your plant will be planted in a 5 litre/23cm and will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 25-30cm
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Planting Position: Full sun through to light partial shade.
Soil. Very adaptable plant will tolerate a wiide range if soils even very sand in a moist well drained postion.
Suitable for container planting. Yes ideal for both ground and container.
Eventual heigh and spread: Upto 2.5 metres with a smiliar spread. with a flower height upto 2 metres.
Growth speed: Medium, will take anywhere between 10 and 15 years to reach full height..
Growth Habit: Upright
Flowering Period: Yucca produce bell shaped tall creamy flowers emerge from the centtre and vertically to 2 metres high mid summer to autumn.
Pruning: Remove dead flower stalk when flowering has ceased.
Foliage: Sharp sword shaped green leaves are edged in a creamy white border.
Hardiness: Fully hardy -10
Try adding sand or coarse grit to the planting hole to help drainage. If pot planting we recommend you use a good quality soil based compost mixed with course grit and stand the pot on feet to help drainage.
If growing on a busy patio - or near a walkway, the 'dagger' sharp points of the leaves can be clipped with shears. Sounds horrific, but may be necessary for safety when mature. Spanish Dagger is the type of plant that needs its own space where it can show off.