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Red Yucca - Post Winter

Posted by fliebynight (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 4, 10 at 15:37

I live in Northern Utah and have 3 Red Yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora). They all receive full sun and have been in the ground for almost a year. They thrived last year but are looking pretty shabby after coming out of winter. We are still getting snow on and off but nothing that stays for longer than a day. I'm wondering how robust these plants are. Whether or not they usually make a full recovery after winter in an area that receives regular amounts of snow. Also, if there is anything I need to do to insure their recovery this spring.

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RE: Red Yucca - Post Winter

Hesperaloe are definitely more tender than true Yuccas. Some are supposedly rated as hardy down to Zone 5, but honestly I've only seen them vigorous in zones 7+. Lower than Zone 7, I'd make sure it's located in a place that gets a lot of winter sun, and preferably a spot where the snow melts off and the ground dries quickly.

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