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Yucca elata Growing Guide

How to Grow Soap tree in your Garden

Soap tree

Soaptree yucca (Yucca elata) at White Sands National Monument photograph by Miguel Vieira.


Quick Yucca elata Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Yucca elata
  • Common Name: Soap tree
  • Growing Zone (USA): 09 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Perennial, Succulents and Cacti

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 120 to 180
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 72
  • Time of Bloom: Spring and Summer
  • Color of Bloom: Green, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: fresh seed held over winter or from rhizomes.
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Butterflies, Nectar-moths, small mammals
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best used in: Border, Specimen
  • Miscellaneous : North American native, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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