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Yucca thompsoniana

Thompson Yucca

The native habitat for this yucca ranges from northern Mexico through west Texas and into southeastern New Mexico. A wide trunk-forming species, it grows slowly to develop multiple heads. Short foot-long blue silver leaves have serrated margins and end in a sharp terminal spine. Early summer is the bloom season, with 3 to 5-foot-tall flower spikes covered with large white flowers rising above the foliage.Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. Young plants closely resemble Yucca rostrata, but different the growth habits set them apart.