Banana yucca, Datil Yucca baccata
|Plant Form||Shrub||Plant Size||3' x 2'|
|Plant Type||Evergreen||Water Usage||Low|
|Sunlight||Sun, Partial Shade||Colors||White|
Physical Description Short, sword-like, stiff but sometimes slightly twisted or curving, semi-succulent leaves with a sharp spine at the tip, arise from a crown at or just above ground level. The rosette of encircling leaves encase a clustered mass of thick, waxy, creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers whose outer petals are streaked red-brown to maroon. Spring flowers are followed by large banana-shaped fruit.
Care and Maintenance Sharp pointed leaf tips are dangerous.
Gardener's notes Trunkless or nearly so. Forms single rosette or may spread slowly by offsets to form large, dense clusters. Native to El Paso. Both flowers and fruit are edible.