Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree) in midwest?
I stay in Zone 6 St. Louis and starting with more typical bush like yuccas then Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) I have a desert gardening area going in my yard where some fill dirt and Honeysuckle "ruined" the soil.
Any one have any experience growing Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Trees) in an area that might see 40 inches of rain a year?
As far as soil preparation goes I'm a minimalist. The 20 x 10 spot is along my driveway near the midway point of a long gentle hill. I've blocked off most of the water coming from up the hill with landscaping and have allowed the area to continue draining well.
Thanks for any help. Even a 3 foot tall Joshua Tree will make my Bradford Pear growing friends notice!