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| Carneros Yucca, Giant Yucca, Giant Dagger, Palma, Palmilla, Spanish Dagger, Palma Barreta, Palma Samandoca|
Carneros Yucca is one of the tree species of yucca, sometimes reaching 20 feet tall with a massive trunk about 1 foot in diameter. It is found only in Brewster County in the Trans-Pecos of west Texas, usually growing on limestone soils at 3,000 to 5,000 feet. It flowers only once every three to four years, producing flower clusters up to 7 feet tall and weighing 70 pounds. Yuccas are very drought tolerant and adaptable to different soils as long as they are well drained.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Flower Color: white
Blooming Period: spring summer
Fruit Characteristics: leathery capsule, 3 to 4 in. long
Height: to 20 ft.
Width: to 8 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable
Additional Comments: It is likely that Y. carnerosana and Y. faxoniana, Faxon Yucca, will soon be considered one species.