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Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca
Scientific Name: Yucca rostrata Trel. ex Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Beaked Yucca, Big Bend Yucca (Yucca  rostrata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-24
USDA: 8-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Native to southern Texas., northern Mexico (Coahuila, Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Tree yucca, growing slowly up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m), 8 feet wide (2.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds, offsets. Can be transplanted easily.

The leaves are sharp tipped. They stay on the trunk after they die, but can be removed to show the trunk.
The species name "rostrata" means "beaked".

Blooming Habits:
The Beaked Yucca has 2-feet long (60 cm) clusters of white flowers in late spring and summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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