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How to Grow Yucca brevifolia Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Joshua Tree

Joshua tree

Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) photograph by Joshua Tree National Park.


Yucca brevifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Yucca brevifolia
  • Common Name: Joshua tree
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 120 to 180
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune: None
  • Pests: Subject to herbivores when young.
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Border, En masse, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Is not a native plant of N. America, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here