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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Adam's Needle, Beargrass
Also known as Yucca smalliana
|Size:||3-8 (12) ft tall by 3-4 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen, blooms early summer. Life span less than 50 yrs. (Nelson 2003).|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby flatwoods.|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant. Low hedge.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.|
|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
Larval host plant for cofaqui giant skipper (Megathymus cofaqui) and yucca giant skipper (Megathymus yuccae) butterflies.
Pollinated by yucca moths.