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Louisiana Yucca, Gulf Coast Yucca
Yucca louisianensis


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

Exposure: sun
partial sun

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

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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.

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