Yucca recurvifolia Liliaceae, Agavaceae
Pendulous Yucca, Curve-leaf Yucca YUK-ah re-kurv-ih-FOH-lee-a
- Evergreen shrub, to 6-10 ft (~2-3 m) tall, often unbranched, but may lean over and touch the
ground. Leaves flat with sharp point at tip (which bends to the touch), 2-3ft (0.6-0.9 m) long,
2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm)wide; soft and somewhat flexible, blue-green with red margin; lower leaves curve downward.
Flowers white, bell-shaped, drooping, displayed on a stalk growing from center of leaves, 2-5 ft
(0.6-1.5 m) above foliage; blooms late spring to early summer.
- Sun to part shade, well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to the southeastern US, mostly Louisiana, Alabama,
- recurvifolia: from recurvea, curved backwards and folia, leaves;
backward curving leaves.