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GreenMonster
04-12-2004, 07:26 PM
I have an upcoming landscape job, where customer supplied an "optional" plant list from a "designer" friend.

One of the items was a Yucca. I'm not familiar with this one. Anybody know? Guessing some sort of perennial?

grass_cuttin_fool
04-12-2004, 07:30 PM
Around here in va we have yuckka plants, resembles a cattus some what, stays green all year and blooms in the spring, seems to be an old fashion plant because I see them mostly around older houses 50 years old and older

grass_cuttin_fool
04-12-2004, 07:34 PM
http://www.snap-shot.com/pages/flower/yucca.html try this the plant on the top right is what we have in va

GreenMonster
04-12-2004, 07:38 PM
Good God!

I'm glad that list was optional:D

NNJLandman
04-12-2004, 07:40 PM
Yacca are a shrub type of plant that grow maybe at the highest 2 feet 2 1/2 feet high they have green/yellowish long leaves, which come to a point at the end of the leaf. They stay green year round and are an upright plant, not a crawler.

Evan528
04-12-2004, 07:43 PM
May I add that once you have a yucca you will always have yucca......Unless of course you bring in a back hoe to escavate the roots and surouding soil out very very thoroughly!

grass_cuttin_fool
04-12-2004, 07:53 PM
evan --- maybe that is why I see so many around older homes, they live and thrive well and cant get rid of them huh, lol

IndyPropertyCare
04-12-2004, 08:52 PM
Yucca's....... YUCK! nasty, terrible things.

good luck!

ElephantNest
04-12-2004, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by NNJLandman
Yacca are a shrub type of plant that grow maybe at the highest 2 feet 2 1/2 feet high they have green/yellowish long leaves, which come to a point at the end of the leaf. They stay green year round and are an upright plant, not a crawler.


Actually, they get much taller than that. I just pulled some out with my truck that were almost 10 feet high.

NNJLandman
04-12-2004, 09:19 PM
Wow, yes they are a very hardy plant, they are still pretty popular to use in landscaping.

kobisk
04-13-2004, 12:31 AM
They are golf ball eating machines! I hate them on the golf course, but in the right landscape I think they can look nice.
The look kind of like an oversized pineapple top if you need a visual.

Planet Landscaping
04-13-2004, 03:32 AM
I use varagated yucca all the time in my designs. 4 season interest and hardy.
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T Edwards
04-13-2004, 06:08 AM
You only have to back into a Yucca one time to learn what it is....Very unforgiving.

ProMo
04-13-2004, 07:46 AM
I have a large clump of yucka on one of my accounts the customer clipped off all of the points so its not so bad.