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Yucca recurvifolia (Curved-leaved Spanish dagger)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Yucca recurvifolia

Other names

Curved-leaved Spanish dagger

Genus

Yucca Yucca

Species

Y. recurvifolia - Y. recurvifolia is a vigorous, tree-like shrub, sometimes with more than one trunk-like stems, bearing lance-shaped, arching to recurved, leathery, mid- to dark green leaves, blue-green when young. Upright, open panicles of pendent, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers bloom from late summer into autumn.


Yucca recurvifolia is: Evergreen

Habit

Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Clump-forming, Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Snails Aphids , Snails

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems and damaged leaves in spring.

Propagation

Flowers may need to be hand-pollinated in order to set seed.

Propagation methods

Suckers, Seed, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Yucca recurvifolia (Curved-leaved Spanish dagger) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. In areas with cold winters, overwinter indoors or protect from prolonged freezing temperatures.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Yucca recurvifolia

Other names

Curved-leaved Spanish dagger

Genus

Yucca Yucca

Species

Y. recurvifolia - Y. recurvifolia is a vigorous, tree-like shrub, sometimes with more than one trunk-like stems, bearing lance-shaped, arching to recurved, leathery, mid- to dark green leaves, blue-green when young. Upright, open panicles of pendent, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers bloom from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Southern United States

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Clump-forming, Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Snails

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems and damaged leaves in spring.

Propagation

Flowers may need to be hand-pollinated in order to set seed.

Propagation methods

Suckers, Seed, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Yucca recurvifolia (Curved-leaved Spanish dagger) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. In areas with cold winters, overwinter indoors or protect from prolonged freezing temperatures.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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