Adam's needle
Yucca filamentosa
Asparagaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also an accent or specimen shrub.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Description:
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
2-4 feet in height.
Growth Rate:
Slow.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Palm Beach and Lee counties.
Habitats:
Dry pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides moderate amounts of food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for yucca giant skipper (Megathymus yuccae) butterflies.
Horticultural Notes:
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Forest & Kim Starr
Forest & Kim Starr