Botanical Name: Yucca baileyi
Common Name: Baileys Yucca  
Plant photo of: Yucca baileyi
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Hedge, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Similar to other yuccas, it is distincguished by the higher elevation at which it is found and by its tendency to grow in tight colonies. Leaves are pale green to yellow green, long, narrow, and stiff, often with white margins and fine filaments. Flower stems can grow up to 5 or more feet tall, with white, bell-shaped flowers along the length of the scape. Use in sunny borders or rock gardens.
Grow in well drained, sandy, gravelly soils in full sun. Good drainage is critical to overwintering. Yucca are very low maintnenance, and don't want to be pruned, fertilized, sprayed, or anything else. Sometimes, a colony can get a little out of hand, in which case, get a very sharp shovel and dig up the pups (plant off-sets) and move them about or share them with friends. Frost tolerant to 0 F.