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*RETAIL - Yucca rostrata 21.0104 - Black Gap, TX collection

*RETAIL - Yucca rostrata 21.0104 - Black Gap, TX collection

From the Big Bend region of Texas this colony, forming the northernmost habitat for the species and the only one in the United States, gives a beautiful cast to the entire landscape. Growing to over 10-12 ft, occasionally branching into small trees with 4-5 ft rosettes, they are truly a stunning creature and a perennial in my top 10 favorite plants. That says a lot! Ours are seed grown and beautiful as garden or pot specimen with many hundreds of leaves in each, rustling like grass off a thickened trunk…but wait, there’s more! As an already frost hardy yucca, this is a northern colony, plants of which have survived in USDA zone 5, making it one of the two frost hardiest tree yuccas. 

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Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

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