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Yucca offsets...

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Yucca offsets...

A neighbour decided to divest his garden of the yucca... His loss, my gain. lol... one of the plants looked like it wouldn't survive the transplant ...but here are the offsets! last count there are five.



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Looks good in its new site.

7 Aug, 2010

 

Agree.........lovely..

7 Aug, 2010

 

How beautiful Lori, your pond looks great !

8 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

It looks terrific! It loves the spot.! : > )

12 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks folks...I really like them. their blossom spikes are just fantastic...and they have a very interesting shape. Anyone know what type of protection should I give it over winter?

27 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

Do you know which species it is?

27 Aug, 2010

 

It was ripped from the ground, D1...I received it bare rooted and with several pieces of the roots broken off. I planted all ...even the one which now has the offsets...it had lost the entire growth point...and all the little offshoots came up around it's carcass. the roots look like the ones on offer at the grocery store! I can tell you that it has white flowers but little else...any suggestions?

28 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

I know that most are hardy here...however, that doesn't help you much.

My guess is that the smaller the plant, the least hardy it would be.

30 Aug, 2010

 

I will ask the neighbour who gave it to me. He probably doesn't know...but it did come through one of our winters so it's a hardy one... the size may be due to it's culture. Another neighbour has a similar plant which looks rather large and healthy so...(I'm assuming that their growth would be contained by the length of our growing season.) perhaps all my friend needs is a little TLC...I'm potting up all the babies...will they overwinter in a garage? should I let them dry out or keep them moist?

31 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

Does this Yucca species grow to become a large tree, like the Joshua tree?(Yucca brevifolia)

2 Sep, 2010

 

I know that the yucca I have made it thro last winter. It was planted under wide eaves, against a very dry foundation. From what I've been able to find (I looked up Yucca brevifolia) ..most desert plants will survive extreme cold as long as they are dry. My friend doesn't know what type of yucca it is.

2 Sep, 2010

 

Lori:

I posted some pics just a day ago of Yucca brevifolia - Joshua tree in Balboa Park. They are native to the Mojave desert where it gets very cold and sometimes it snows. It does like it very dry though.

3 Sep, 2010

 

oh oh... It's planted near my baby Jacaranda and I've been keeping them moist...ooops.

3 Sep, 2010

 

Lori:

Some species of Yucca will tolerate a lot of water...it just depends where they're native to. : > )

4 Sep, 2010

 

LOL! Thanks D1! According to Tugbrethil..it's mohaviensis.... they're on a wild flower list here in Ontario (Canada not California) they have escaped gardens and established themselves in the wild. It isn't as strange as it sounds, I guess, because the southernmost part on Ontario (around Point Pelee Provincial Park is the same level of latitude as northern California) We have Opuntia cacti as well.

5 Sep, 2010

 

Lori:

Glad you found out the name. : > )

Point Pelee Provincial Park must be at the same latitude as extreme northern California.

7 Sep, 2010

 

As you have mentioned with regard to rain and weather patterns in the immediate area of San Diego, we have "pockets" like that too... there are two canyons in the Canadian Shield, both in Northern Ontario which have specialized vegetation...One is the Agawa Canyon above Sault Ste Marie, and the other is the Ouimet Canyon near Thunder Bay, Ontario...The latter has barriers so that there is no human traffic on the floor of the canyon...it is a permafrost pocket that supports arctic vegetation in a constant "cooler" effect. The exact # for Pt. Pelee is: (did a very quick Answers.com search) 41.6 degrees north latitude. subject to verification with Nat.Geographic, of course!

7 Sep, 2010

 

Lori:

Thanks for the great information! It's so interesting reading about your Canadian micro-climates.

It appears Pt. Pelee has about the same latitude as Crescent City, CA...which is 41.45 degrees north lat.

8 Sep, 2010

 

lovely pond area lori

15 Sep, 2010



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