SelecTree: Tree Detail

Yucca × schottii

Yucca × schottii Yucca × schottii

Photo Locations: River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC

General Notes

Small drought tolerant tree for desert areas.

Native to Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico.

Family: Agavaceae

Tree Characteristics

Sword Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 5 - 7 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Capsule, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 10 - 13.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Yucca × schottii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
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