| Louisiana Yucca, Gulf Coast Yucca|
Louisiana yucca is the species that most commonly occurs east of the Blackland Prairies in Northeast Texas, usually in dry sandy uplands. It is most common in Louisiana and ranges somewhat into Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is readily distinguished from similar yuccas by its pubescent (downy) flower stalk. Its limp, dull green leaves usually bear whitish threads along the margins. Y. louisianensis is closely related to Y. necopina.
Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
Flower Color: greenish to white
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: capsule
Height: 2 to 3 feet/ to 9 feet with flower stalk
Width: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Soil Requirements: adaptable
Additional Comments: Yucca louisianensis is considered by some authorities to be a subspecies of Y. arkansana whle others consider Y. freemanii and Y. arkansana to be synonyms for Y. louisianensis.