What Is Beargrass Yucca – Learn About Beargrass Yucca Plants

By December 10, 2017Articles

What Is Beargrass Yucca – Learn About Beargrass Yucca Plants

By December 10, 2017Articles

What Is Beargrass Yucca – Learn About Beargrass Yucca Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant Yucca are evergreen, perennial, arid region plants. They require plenty of sun and well-drained soil to thrive. Beargrass yucca plants (Yucca smalliana) are commonly found in sandy soil in the southeastern United States. Growing beargrass yucca in the home landscape requires similar soil and exposure. Surprisingly, the plant has naturalized in areas like Illinois, a USDA zone 4 to 5 region. For a desert plant, it has adapted to extreme cold and even occasional frost. What is Beargrass Yucca? Beargrass yucca looks similar to the common Adam’s needle yucca. To identify beargrass yucca vs. Adam’s needle, you just need to look at the leaves. Beargrass yucca has narrower leaves which are flattened and also bear a smaller flower. Yucca filamentosa, or Adam’s needle, is commonly misidentified as Yucca smalliana. Each is of similar size, but their leaf and flower characteristics indicate that they are different species

What Is Beargrass Yucca – Learn About Beargrass Yucca Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant Yucca are evergreen, perennial, arid region plants. They require plenty of sun and well-drained soil to thrive. Beargrass yucca plants (Yucca smalliana) are commonly found in sandy soil in the southeastern United States. Growing beargrass yucca in the home landscape requires similar soil and exposure. Surprisingly, the plant has naturalized in areas like Illinois, a USDA zone 4 to 5 region. For a desert plant, it has adapted to extreme cold and even occasional frost. What is Beargrass Yucca? Beargrass yucca looks similar to the common Adam’s needle yucca. To identify beargrass yucca vs. Adam’s needle, you just need to look at the leaves. Beargrass yucca has narrower leaves which are flattened and also bear a smaller flower. Yucca filamentosa, or Adam’s needle, is commonly misidentified as Yucca smalliana. Each is of similar size, but their leaf and flower characteristics indicate that they are different species

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