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Pale-leaf Yucca, Pale Yucca
Yucca pallida


Pale-leaf yucca is endemic (native only to a particular area) to North Central Texas and may extend into the Edwards Plateau, growing on rocky soil and outcrops of the Blackland Prairies and the Grand Prairie. It bears sage-green or bluish-green, orderly-arranged leaves having a noticeable waxy bloom, or glaucous appearance. The rosette itself is stemless and small, providing a spherical, coarse-textured look in the landscape. It may be single or have multiple offsets. Like all yuccas, Yucca pallida requires good drainage. It may be grown in the shade garden for textural interest, but may not bloom as well as those in more sun.

Plant Habit or Use: groundcover
small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: pale green center with white edges

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet / to 6 feet with flower stalk

Width: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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