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Torrey Yucca, Old Shag, Spanish Bayonet, Spanish Dagger, Palma
Yucca torreyi


Torrey Yucca is the most common tree-form yucca in west Texas and east into central Texas. It has erect leaves and an asymmetrical, untidy appearance, which is why it is sometimes called "Old Shag." The leaves are usually yellowish-green, but some have a bluish-green cast. It is closely related to Trecul Yucca, Y. treculeana.

Plant Habit or Use: shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring summer

Fruit Characteristics: dark brown capsule

Height: to 25 ft.

Width: to 8 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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