Yucca recurvifolia
Common name: 
Pendulous Yucca
Curve-leaf Yucca
Pronunciation: 
YUK-ah re-kurv-ih-FOH-lee-a
Family: 
Liliaceae, Agavaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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, Mississippi and Georgia.
  • recurvifolia:  from recurvea, curved backwards and folia, leaves; backward curving leaves.
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