giant yucca Agavaceae Yucca gigantea
Leaf:Evergreen, stiff and sword-like, numerous at the ends of branches, to 4 feet long, sharp pointed tip, blue-green to yellow-green, with up-curled edges.
Flower:Bell-shaped, creamy white, borne on an upright branched cluster to 3 feet tall, appearing in spring to early summer.
Fruit:Green changing to dark brown leathery oval capsule, 1 inch long.
Bark:Gray-brown, initially covered with brown dead leaves, later irregularly rough and scaly to ridged; resembling an elephant's foot; often with irregular protuberances.
Form:Picturesque, typically with a single, short trunk and a few spreading limbs, reaching up to 30 feet tall.