Adams Needle Yucca

Adams Needle Yucca is a perfect plant to transform your landscape into a south-west desert theme.  Since this plant is hardy to zone 4, it can be use in quite a few northern landscapes.  The unique features of this plant make it desirable to incorporate into non-native landscapes.  This plant is low maintenance and does quite well once it is established.  Since the plant grows uniformly and is compact, it does not need pruning.  Periodically removing dead growth or discolored leaves will enhance the over-all look of this plant.  The leaves of this plant produce “strings” which also adds to the interest of this plant.  During the summer this Yucca produces a large stem from the center of the plant.  This stem supports flowers that emerge at a later date.  The flower clusters are large and heavy, this is why the stem is strong like bamboo.  The flowers attract butterfly’s and other insects.  After the flowers are done blooming the plant produces large seed pods about the size of a human thumb.  The pods are filled with black seeds.

Adams Needle Yucca

Yucca Leaves

Adams Needle Yucca

Yucca Filamentosa

Plant Details

Flower Color- White

Foliage Color- Bluish-green

Zone- 4-9

Height- 3′

Spread- 4′

Light- Full sun

Details- Adams Needle Yucca is on of the hardiest Yucca plants.  This low maintenance plant adds unique character to landscapes.

Pruning-  Pruning should be limited to the removal of dead flower stems and discolored or dead leaves.  No formal shaping of this plant is necessary.

Other Yucca plant options.

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  • Banana Yucca
  • Blue Beaked Yucca
  • Blue Yucca
  • Bright Star Yucca
  • Golden Sword Yucca
  • Ivory Tower Yucca
  • Sapphire Spikes Beaked Blue Yucca
  • Soaptree Yucca
  • Soft Leaf Yucca
  • Color Guard Adam’s Needle Yucca
  • Variegated Spanish Dagger Yucca
  • Brakelights® Red Yucca
  • Dark Yellow Yucca
  • Red Yucca
  • Yellow Yucca

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