Yucca aloifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Spanish Bayonet, Aloe Yucca


Plant Specifics

Size:5-10 ft tall by 3-6 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Green
Phenology:Evergreen, primarily blooms in spring. Life span 50+ yrs. (Nelson 2003).
Habitats:Wet flatwoods, sand dunes, disturbed sites.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Hedge--makes a good barrier.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).



 Provides wildlife cover


Provides food and cover for wildlife.Larval host plant for cofaqui giant skipper (Megathymus cofaqui) and yucca giant skipper (Megathymus yuccae) butterflies. 

Pollinated by yucca moths.  

Nectar plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste) and other butterflies.