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Arkansas Yucca
Yucca arkansana


Perhaps our smallest yucca, Arkansas yucca ranges from South Central to North Central Texas, into Oklahoma and Arkansas, preferring chalky gravelly soil on rocky hillsides and prairies. It is usually stemless, having asymmetrical rosettes in small open groups. The leaves are bluish-green to yellowish-green with white margins and curly threads on the margin. They may be 8 to 24 inches long and are thin and flexible, with a sharp spine at the tip, which is often broken. In the landscape, Arkansas yucca performs as well as an understory plant in shade as it does in full sun, although it may not bloom well. As with all yuccas, good drainage and dry roots in winter are important.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: greenish white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: dark brown-black capsule

Height: to 2 feet / to 3 feet with flower stalk

Width: 1 to 2 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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