Home
Advanced Search Map Locator
View Settings
Nurseries Carrying this Plant Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

Butterflies My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Banana Yucca
Yucca baccata
  
About Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata) Nurseries Show All Photos Yucca baccata (Datil Yucca or Banana Yucca) is a common species of yucca native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, from southeastern California north to Utah, east to western Texas and south to Sonora and Chihuahua. In California it is found primarily in northeastern San Bernardino County. It gets its name from its banana-shaped fruit. Banana Yucca is closely related to the Mojave Yucca (Y. schidigera), with which it is interspersed where their ranges overlap; hybrids between them occur. It is also related to Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) and is found primarily in Joshua Tree Woodland in California.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub, Succulent

Max. Height
3 - 6 ft (0.9 - 1.8 m)

Max. Width
6 ft (1.8 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Slow, Moderate

Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
High desert mountains and plateaus where snow is common in winter

Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
285' - 7735'

Annual Precip. ?
4.3" - 13.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 3.12"

Coldest Month ?
39.2° F - 59.6° F

Hottest Month ?
61.7° F - 88.1° F

Humidity ?
2.01 vpd - 40.93 vpd

Soil Description
Typically coarse, fast draining decomposed granite

Soil PH
6.5 - 8.0

Drainage
Fast

Cold Tolerance(° F)
Tolerates cold to 5° F

Sunset Zones ?
2, 3, 7*, 8, 9, 10*, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22, 23

Wildlife Attracted
Numerous insects are attracted to the flowers. Birds and small mammals are attracted to the fruits.

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Low
Moderate - High


Popularity
Moderately Popular

Max. Summer Water ?
1x/month
No Summer Water
1x/month
2x/month
3x/month
1/week
Keep moist


Mulch
Inorganic

Pruning
Dried leaves may be removed at any time for a neater appearance

Propagation ?
By seed

Common uses
Hedges, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Other Names
Common Names
Datil Yucca, Izote De Dátil



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In