SPANISH BAYONET (FAXONS)

latin name: Yucca faxoniana

usda code: YUFA

alternative name(s): Spanish dagger, Giant dagger, Palma samandoca, Palma barreta, Palmilla, Faxon yucca, Carneros yucca, Eve’s needle

 

PLANT DETAILS

ecotopes class: cactus

ecological condition(s): sunny edgedesert bajada

size range: large – 4+ ft

habit: tree – succulent

leaf retention: evergreen

light requirement: full sun

DESIGN SUPPORT

This giant of the genus is native to western Texas and northern Mexico.  Its massive stems tower over the desert with 3′ long, stiff, dagger-like leaves and huge spikes of ivory flowers.  It takes many years to grow to specimen size.  Needs good drainage and plenty of sun. — courtesy barton springs nursery

NATIVE RANGE

 

SPANISH BAYONET (YUFA) PORTFOLIO

Projects that feature this native plant specimen: