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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lite4, Dec 28, 2009.
I planted these about 3 years ago.
What is your guess?
looks like Yucca
Looks like something they run over during the Baja 1000. LOL
Yes, it is a yucca. What variety?
no clue on that, none of our around here get up that high.
I'm guessing that it is a young Joshua tree.
hey fly i'm sure thats your up lighting on those
Its not a Joshua their spines/frawns are shorter, more rigid and more of a gray/blue color.
It looks a little like an elata but not quite, frawns are too wide and not close enough together also missing the white tips.
I have looked at that picture for quite a while on several occasions but I can't figure it out.
We have all kind of yucca's here but not that variety. It must be pretty hardy to take the Indy winters. Yuccas are amazing in their diversity.
We imported 7 different varieties of trunked Yuccas for this project in Boise. Yucca Elata's fronds are more ridgid and stand straight out from the crown, Yucca brevifolia (joshua tree) has shorter, stiffer leaves that are generally born on multiple branches. This variety of Yucca that is shown has leaves that are pendulous and not nearly as stiff. I will post photos of some of the other Yuccas we planted there also.
And yes, they are incredibly hardy. They are thriving in the Boise climate. I have found also that, although they are able to withstand very dry conditions, when they are watered very regularly and have very good drainage they produce some absolutely incredibly deep, rich green full foliage and much more rapid growth.