Yucca Rostrata

longaeva54January 29, 2012

Does anyone has Yucca rostrata planted in the garden in zone 5 or 6 ?

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bradleyo_gw

That's a beaut! Are you going to plant outside in 5 or 6? Where'd you get it and how much? Where do you live? I had a small rostrata die its first winter unprotected in a cold zone 6, but I think if you can keep it dry it should be able to work. There are several people if not here, then on other boards that have similar sized rostratas in 5 and 6.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 1:46PM
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jimhardy

I have a much smaller one & I cover it during the winter.

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    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 5:46PM
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bradleyo_gw

Are you still a 5b Jim? I stayed 6a, but I think you have a better climate than me for growing what we grow. You have more fluctuation of temps and cold lows, but we stay consistently cold longer!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 7:48PM
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longaeva54

I live in Poland and bought rostrata on September 2011. I payed 110 Dollars for it. We have sometimes -13 Fah. below.
Jimhardy, what is your minimum temps during winter?
Some of my yuccas and hardy cactus under poly tent.


Here is a link that might be useful:Yuccas
Here is a link that might be useful:Hardy yuccas

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 6:41AM
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longaeva54

Sorry, it is OK now.
Here is a link that might be useful:Yuccas
Here is a link that might be useful:Hardy yuccas

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 7:00AM
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jimhardy

Think so Bradleyo,not sure if my climate is better...what is your location??

We have averaged -8F over the last 11 years,I have not
seen it stay above zero(F)-low temps- in any winter here.
It just takes a little snow(the typical winter snow field
is about 100 miles north of here) cover and some Arctic air!

Your plants look great longaeva54-
lots of pics in that Hardy Yucca link I remember seeing
when I was searching for info on those plants..

Minimum temps the last few years
Jan 2008 -8F
Jan 2009 -18F
Jan 2010 -12F
Feb 2011 -8
So far this winter 2F,zone 7a right (-;

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    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 11:09AM
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grullablue(5)

BEAUTIFUL!! How old is it? I have been doing as much learning on these plants as I can, because I'd like to get one. I would keep it potted, and would winter inside the house. My research has told me they are VERY slow growing... there are some seedlings on Ebay that I've looked at (blue beaked yucca) but I figure it would take them forever to not look like seedlings anymore! I am very envious of your yucca!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 11:29PM
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Springpatch77

I'm planning on planting one outside this summer. I'm planning on covering it with a plastic container until it gets too big and then just putting a bag over the top to keep the leaves dry once it gets too tall. Don't know if it will work but I'm gonna try it.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 12:01AM
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islandbreeze

I got one bare root that through mail order that I tried here about 4 years ago. It died the following spring due to rot in the crown. The winter cold didn't bother it, just the moisture. I'm wondering if it had a decent root system if it would have done better. I had it planted under an overhang, but it still got wet. I would love to try another one again, but the larger ones are too expensive to experiment with.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 1:14PM
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grullablue(5)

From what I've learned, when they are young they aren't stable enough to stay outside during the winter...so the first couple years are best spent wintering inside.

I'm planning on getting one or two soon...and growing them in pots on my deck during the warmer months, and inside during the winter....for starters anyway.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 8:26AM
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longaeva54

grullablue, I don't know how old it is, I just bought it last year.
Here is a link that might be useful:Yuccas

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:38AM
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californiamike

Since my yucca rostrata is new. I covered it this winter , bought an umbrella greenhouse. There r big ones in my area thatbr left uncovered once they r established and they survive.

My regular yuccas I just leave and they r find. Live in staten island ny.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 9:49AM
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subtropix

California, I planted a small one w.o. a trunk a couple of years ago . It spend most of last winter under a glacier (my front yard) with no protection. Despite the cold and wet winter, it went through it just fine. Don't know about Zone 5/6, but a nice microclimate with good drainage would help.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 10:15AM
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californiamike

we have pretty mild winters in NYC...last year was a freak yaer...but i just wanted to give it some protection this year, first year, afterwards it will be fine. i see yucca rostratas in my area that are over 8 and 10 feet tall, they are huge and survive and thrive here.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 2:10PM
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carlos3366(7a - 7b)

I can't wait to get mine.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 11:41AM
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idahocactus

Yucca rostrata does fine in the Boise Valley which has zones mainly 6 - 7 with some 5. This is a desert to desert steppe climate and they thrive here and usually bloom every year. They will do well even as small plants. Need excellent drainage and a sunny location.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2015 at 12:06AM
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Liz Charman

I'm considering spending a mad amount of money for my garden in the UK...zone 8 i think? Yorkshire! South facing and quite sheltered, do you all think I'm taking a big risk? it does rain alot here... but doesn't get to minus 15 degrees celcious often if ever...

    Bookmark   last Thursday at 12:18PM
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idahocactus

Are you thinking about using the Yucca Rostrata? It would need to be in a raised, very well drained bed on the south or east side of your house, where it can get maximum sun. The excess rainfall may be a problem if you had planned to put it right out in the yard. If you have large extended eaves, these might be enough to shelter the yucca from the rain. It is native to the low hills and moutains of the Rio Grande/Big Bend country of Texas. Takes a lot of cold, but it is a desert plant. Never water the plant after planting.

    Bookmark   last Thursday at 7:15PM
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Liz Charman

Thank you so much for your response. We do have eaves that stick out only about one foot on the south facing patio but it means I'd have to keep it in a pot. Is that possible as the roots don't seem to grow too much from what I have read?

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Liz Charman

And sorry... yes it is Yukka Rostrata I'm thinking of...seen some for sal for about £300 at six feet tall in pots..

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