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Buckley's yucca, White Rim Yucca
Scientific Name: Yucca constricta Buckl.
Family: Agavaceae
Buckley's yucca, White Rim Yucca (Yucca  constricta)
Yucca constricta in the Wallace's garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0 F (-15 C)

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

Origin: Texas (Edward's Plateau)

Growth Habits: Clumping stemless rosettes, older plants develop short procumbent stems; dark green, grass-like leaves with white filferous margin, 8 to 20 inches long (20-50 cm), 0.3 to 0.6 inch wide (8-15 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Does not transplant well, propagated by seeds or root cuttings in late winter

Yucca constricta at the Glendale Public Library (AZ)

Blooming Habits:
The White Rim Yucca blooms in early summer. The inflorescence is up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m), with 8 to 15 branchlets, and edible white bell-shaped flowers, 1 to 1.8 inches long (2.5-4.5 cm). The flowers are followed by an edible fruit. The rosette that bloomed dies after it has produced the fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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