Need help with identifying a plant

ownhmMarch 4, 2014

Hello GardenWebbers,
I need help with identifying a plant we like - we found the picture on - unfortunately there is no reference to the name of the plant. As you can see, it is multi-trunked with spiky leaves. Can anyone help identify the species or at least help narrow it down?

Thanks in advance!

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richard(inland CA, 9a)

Very impressive specimens of Spanish Bayonet, Yucca aloifolia

Here is a link that might be useful: Yucca guide

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 10:45AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Might be Y. elephantipes aka (guatemalensis). Check for flexible leaf tips. Incidentally it's not hardy to cold. So a house plant for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Genus Yucca

This post was edited by saltcedar on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 12:34

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 11:49AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

I doubt Y. aloifolia could ever get that tall without falling over.

Y. elephantipes often has a flaired base where all the stems emerge from.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 2:07PM
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I'm inclined to go with some sort of Yucca too, but it could be one of the very erect short-leafed forms of Cordyline australis, such as 'Kirkii' (photo attached).

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 2:25PM
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