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How to Grow Yucca thompsoniana Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Thompson's Yucca

Thompson's yucca

Yucca thompsoniana photograph by Megan Hansen.


Yucca thompsoniana Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Yucca thompsoniana
  • Common Name: Thompson's yucca
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial, Succulents and Cacti

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 100 to 120
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 48
  • Time of Bloom: Spring and 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: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds, rhizomes, stem cuttings, or dig offsets from sides of well-established plants
  • How to Prune: Not needed
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Yucca
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here