SelecTree: Tree Detail
Yucca × schottii
Photo Locations: River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC
Small drought tolerant tree for desert areas.
Native to Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico.
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.
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. Mar 17, 2018.
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