Banana Yucca #5

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Botanical Name: Yucca Baccata

Other Names: Datil Yucca, Spanish Bayonet, Spanish Dagger

A stunning plant, more reminiscent of a cactus than a shrub, with spear-like leaves radiating from the center and beautiful spikes of nodding white flowers in spring, good for dry sites, best used in a southwestern landscape theme, surprisingly hardy

Plant Categories: Shrub, Succulent, Succulent & Cactus

Water Requirements
Dry, Average

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
3 Feet (4 Feet With The Flowers)

Plant Width/Spread
3 Feet


Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Flowering Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Noteworthy Texture

Noteworthy Foliage

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Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Plant FormRound


Flower PeriodSpring, Summer
Flower ColorYellow
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryYucca
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Rock, Garden, Container


Planting & Growing

Banana Yucca will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Banana Yucca makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Landscape Attributes

Banana Yucca is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Banana Yucca is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Rock/Alpine Gardens, General Garden Use, Container Planting

Ornamental Features

Banana Yucca features bold spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The sword-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.