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Yucca glauca

Soapweed (Yucca glauca) YUK-ah GLOK-ah Genus:  Yucca This clumping evergreen shrub with narrow leaves produces a startling, 3- to 4-foot-tall flower stalk. The fragrant flowers are pale green or greenish white. It is a tenacious weed in areas of the American West, but adds a touch of the desert to gardens. Soap can be made from its roots and the foliage is used in basket-making. Noteworthy Characteristics:  Evergreen, spiky foliage; fragrant flowers on a tall stalk.  Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained, sandy loam. Remove dead leaves in early spring (wear long sleeves and gloves for protection).


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Native, Self Seeds, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Summer Flower Color Green, White Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders Style Desert Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant Type Shrubs

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