Yucca thompsoniana or Thompson’s yucca is an amazingly hardy succulent plant that has stunning blue/silver and yellow foliage. It is very similar to Yucca rostrata, but it is more compact and has stiffer foliage with darker tips. The foliage has yellow stripes to the outer leaf margins and spiky tips. It is rumoured to be hardier than Yucca rostrata which can survive temperatures to -15°C.

Yucca thompsoniana is native to Chihuahua and Coahuila Mexico, Texas USA. It can grow up to 3meters tall and 80cm to 1 meter wide. Yucca thompsoniana can flower in the early summer and produce a flower spike of up to 1m covered in fragrant white flowers. After flowering it can encourage the plant to form new heads and branch. Once mature you can certainly see the different habit of this plant compared to Yucca rostrata.

It can be grown in pots of free draining soil in the garden, this is an incredibly tough and hardy plant that can survive cold temperatures as well as drought.

We have used this plant in our gold medal winning RHS Malvern 2022 display garden. Once established this plant can give you good, lush colouration and good growth rates. It will grow well with regular feeding and watering. You can use a slow-release fertiliser or a liquid feed in the growing season.

These plants are grown in 10L pots, and will be shipped without any soil.

Only available for UK customers.


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Please Note: Succulents change colour throughout the year and the plants we deliver can look different from the pictures. All plants are shipped bare root (without soil).