Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

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Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by lee1125 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:35 am

Bought a couple of yuccas from B&Q yesterday for £5 each.

No idea what yucca the first one is, does anyone know and is it hardy.

I have planted it anyway, cant go wrong for a fiver :lol:

Oh and picked up a cordyline too for £6 - Not bad!!
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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:39 am

excellent price lee, what a find. There are also some very cheap yucca's on ebay too or was. :wink:
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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by JoelR » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:03 am

I think the first pic is recurvifolia. Not bad for a fiver icon_thumright


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Post by lee1125 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:09 am

JoelR wrote:I think the first pic is recurvifolia. Not bad for a fiver icon_thumright
They had 2 of those left, wishing i had got both now lol :lol:

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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by musabasjoos » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:50 pm

the 3rd one looks like a cordyline to me.
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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:10 pm

Good buys.

The yuccas are hardy so good choices there.


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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by paulrm71 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:18 pm

I picked a gloriosa var. up from my local B&Q, but they were still £10 down here (reduced from £20), however the label says 'semi hardy'. I suppose they are less hardy than the non varigated version? Either way I'm keeping mine inside for the winter.


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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:21 pm

paulrm71 wrote:I picked a gloriosa var. up from my local B&Q, but they were still £10 down here (reduced from £20), however the label says 'semi hardy'. I suppose they are less hardy than the non varigated version? Either way I'm keeping mine inside for the winter.

They are proper hardy in my view. The only thing that can cause their demise is if lots of leaves and rubbish collect in the crown and start to rot. This can spread to the Yucca and damage/kill it. Always a good idea to brush out the rubbish from your yuccas.

The varigated glorisa survived -10 in my garden and weeks of freezing weather without any damage what so ever.


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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:03 pm

this is a good one,only problem with glauca is they do like to flower but this makes them branch and they do recover quite quickly after flowering.
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Post by lee1125 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:29 pm

Well there out there for the winter now lol so they have two choices :lol:

Part of my garden is on a really steep slope which i cant seem to do anything with so hoping to try and get a few things like yuccas established on there, something other than weeds!!


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Post by JoelR » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:39 pm

They should do well Lee.

I like the Glauca Red. just recieved seed from Mesa Garden, Mexico so in for the long haul. Yuccas do seem to form good size plants in just a few years though so fingers crossed looking forward to planting out in three years.


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Post by redsquirrel » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:27 am

cheers Joel,i was racking my brain trying to remember that name all day wednesday to do an order.gave up in the end icon_thumright icon_thumright
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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by Simba » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:08 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
paulrm71 wrote:I picked a gloriosa var. however the label says 'semi hardy'.I suppose they are less hardy than the non varigated version? Either way I'm keeping mine inside for the winter.

They are proper hardy in my view.
The varigated glorisa survived -10 in my garden and weeks of freezing weather without any damage what so ever.
Hardiest exotic imaginable.
Mine has taken -15, never been protected, had chemicals spilt all over it, and it still is totally untroubled and surging forward, and flowers every season too.
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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by jezza » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:49 pm

Gloriosa variegata took -19c here last winter and was totally unmarked.


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Re: Cheap Yuccas - Are these hardy?

Post by dino » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:28 pm

They are truly hardy so much more than cordylines.


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