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Freeman Yucca
Yucca freemanii (Y. arkansana ssp. freemanii)


Freeman yucca grows in Northeast Texas in red sandy-clay soils and dry sandy uplands. The leaves are soft and flexible, and the margins have a few, usually long, white threads. This stemless yucca is often confused with Y. louisianensis and Y. arkansana.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: greenish white

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: dry capsule

Height: 1 1/2 to 2 feet / to 3 1/2 feet with flower stalk

Width: 1 1/2 to 3 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

Additional Comments: Some authorities consider Yucca freemanii to be a subspecies of Y. arkansana while others consider Y. freemanii to be a synonym for Y. louisianensis.

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