Torrey's yucca Agavaceae Yucca torreyi Shafer Listen to the Latin symbol: YUTO Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, stiff and sword-like, numerous at the ends of branches, to 5 feet long, sharp pointed tip, edges fibrous, blue-green to yellow-green, with up-curled edges.
Flower: Bell-shaped, to 4 inches long, creamy white, crowded on long stalks on an upright branched cluster to 4 feet tall, appearing in spring to early summer.
Fruit: Green changing to dark brown capsule, 4 to 5 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 inch in diameter, 6 celled, initially fleshy and becoming leathery, maturing late summer.
Bark: Gray-brown, initially covered with brown dead leaves, later irregularly rough and scaly to ridged.
Form: Picturesque, typically with a single, short trunk and a few spreading limbs, reaching up to 20 feet tall.

Looks like: banana yucca - Joshua tree - soaptree yucca - Mojave yucca
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Additional Range Information:
Yucca torreyi is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Torrey's yucca.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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