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Spanish dagger, Torrey's yucca
Scientific Name: Yucca torreyi Britton & Shafer
Synonym: Yucca baccata var. macrocarpa, Yucca macrocarpa
Family: Agavaceae
Spanish dagger, Torrey's yucca (Yucca  torreyi) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-11

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

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Chihuahuan desert: USA (New Mexico, Texas), northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Clumping columnar rosettes, up to 18 feet (5 m)

Watering Needs: Little to no water, grows faster if watered every months in summer

Propagation: Offsets, seeds, divisions

Spanish dagger, Torrey's yucca (Yucca  torreyi)

Torrey's yucca (Yucca torreyi), U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:
The white blossoms in late spring are not produced every years. They are followed by fleshy fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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