What's a Yucca?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GreenMonster, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    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?
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
     
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    Good God!

    I'm glad that list was optional:D
     
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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!
     
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
     
  8. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
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    Yucca's....... YUCK! nasty, terrible things.

    good luck!
     
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Actually, they get much taller than that. I just pulled some out with my truck that were almost 10 feet high.
     
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow, yes they are a very hardy plant, they are still pretty popular to use in landscaping.
     

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