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Giant Spanish Dagger
Scientific Name: Yucca carnerosana (Trel.) McKelvey
Family: Agavaceae
Giant Spanish Dagger (Yucca carnerosana)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-24, 26-32
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates light shade

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Tree or shrub, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds

The Yucca carnerosana is often included in Yucca faxoniana. The difference is in the flowers that have a longer tube, at least one inch long (2.5 cm).

Blooming Habits:
Large 3 inches wide flowers (8 cm) in late spring.

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