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Yucca brevifolia Growing Guide

How to Grow Joshua tree in your Garden

Joshua tree

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


Quick Yucca brevifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Yucca brevifolia
  • Common Name: Joshua tree
  • Growing Zone (USA): 09 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 120 to 180
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Color of Bloom: White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

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

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best used in: Border, En masse, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : North American native, Is not a native plant of N. America, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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