Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Blooms: Spring to Fall
Foliage: Blue / Green
Maximum Growth: Approx. 5'h x 4'w
Zones: 8 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Yucca pendula (syn recurvifolia)Usage: Specimen, Accent, Foreground, Mass, Border
Soft Leaf Yucca is a 4-6 foot tall evergreen shrub with lance shaped recurving to arching leaves. The foliage is
more blue-green than most Yuccas. Soft Leaf Yucca is generally a single stem in youth and can be multi-trunked
with age. The growth habit is rosette in youth, with age the plant can become tree like. This yucca will bloom
late summer to fall, the flowers are creamy-white and bell shaped and are borne on 3-5 foot spikes. This shrub
has excellent heat and drought tolerance.
This is an excellent plant for placing around pools.
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
Additional Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Special Resistance: None
Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
Hand water in after planting
Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.