Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants
AGAVES, YUCCAS, AND RELATED PLANTS: A Gardener's Guide, Mary and Gary Irish, 384 pp, 100 color photos, 6 x 9in, hardcover, ©2000 Outlining the gardening use of a many Agaves, Yuccas, and related species. For all with interest in this diverse and horticulturally important group of plants.
Yucca rostrata, also called beaked yucca, is a tree-like plant belonging to the genus Yucca. The species is native to Texas, Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico.
Yucca rostrata has a trunk that can grow upwards of 14 feet tall, with a crown of leaves at the top. Leaves are thin, stiff, up to 2 feet long but rarely more than a half inch wide, tapering to a sharp point at the tip. The inflorescence is a large panicle 3 feet tall, with white flowers. Cold-tolerant, these plants survive in landscapes all throughout the northern United States.
An outstanding landscape plant!