Yucca faxoniana

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Yucca faxoniana (Trel.) Sarg.

Agavaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales
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Yucca faxoniana is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Yucca faxoniana was described by Charles Sprague Sargent. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Yucca faxoniana is a species in the genus Yucca which contains approximately 57 to 97 species and belongs to the family of the Agavaceae (Century-plant Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 2,5 to 7 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Yucca faxoniana is evergreen. The moss-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Yucca faxoniana produces panicles of pendant, white campanulate flowers from February to April.


Root System

Distribution

Yucca faxoniana is native to New Mexico, Texas and North Mexico.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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