Yucca recurvifolia is another one of those handsome 'hardy exotics' which will survive almost anywhere in the British Isles. In their book Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants Mary and Gary Irish describe it as 'among the most ornamentally versatile yuccas... Its broad and recurving leaves can lend an exotic almost tropical touch to gardens with regular, but not extremely cold, freezing weather.' The leaves have vicious terminal spines which make weeding around them quite literally a pain. In order for the plant to look its best it is necessary to remove the skirt of dead leaves from the upper sections of the trunks.
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Yucca recurvifolia

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