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About Chaparral Yucca
- Plant Family: Agavaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 4' H x 4' W, flower spike 10-15' H
- Growth Habit: Rosettes of lance-like spiny leaves
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Water Requirements: Very low
- Cold Hardy to: 25 F
- Flower Season: April to June. After 5-10 years of growth, the plant sends up a flower spike 10-15' high. Once finished setting seed, the plant dies.
- Flower Color: Cream, sometimes tinged with purple
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Southern California, Baja California, and Central California up to Monterey.
- Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland below 8,500'