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Post by Jmillar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:44 am


I got two of these at Homebase a couple of months ago. I did not keep the label.
They have doubled in height in that time & are very pretty at my front door.
I got them because it did say they would be ok in low temperatures & I live in Scotland.
I have ordered some fleece in case we have a severe winter.
Can anybody tell me what they are so I can read up about them? I would be very grateful. Thank you.
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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:26 am

Hi, JM, a sideview would be nice, if you ca get down on your hands and knees. :wink:

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Post by Jmillar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:07 am

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It is very kind of you to take an interest.
I don't know if these will help.
The sun has gone from the front door, & only snaps with my phone.
Thanks again
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Post by tatter » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 am

Hi JM welcome to the forum they look like Yucca =Jewel . Not sure how hardy they will be in Scotland.
Hardy to about -1c I think
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Post by Jmillar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:50 am

Thank you!
According to local folklore, we are in for a bad winter because the rowan trees were weighed down with berries.
So will cosset them.
Will post in the spring if they survive.
I am already very attached to them!

I am in SW Scotland, which is supposed to be warmer, but it never feels so. It rains a lot, so every day I tip out the water from the saucers underneath the pots, which have stones in the bottom.
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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:45 pm

I always take an interest in the Sottish weather and am appalled at just how bad it is. When I moved to Wales I was concerned it may have been wet, but compared to Scotland its paradise! My partner worked with a Scot who took early retirement and moved back to Scotland. His son went back with him and is so dismayed he tried to run away and had to be brought back by the police!!!!!! :shock:

That being said I have seen some lovely pictures of tropical gardens in S W Scotland so it can't be all bad. icon_thumright
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Post by tatter » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 pm

I would also remove the saucers from beneath the plants and raise pots off the floor using pot feet or similar this will allow better drainage and reduce waterlogging posablities.
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Post by Jmillar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:26 pm

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Will read them up.
Thanks to you both.


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:43 pm

Welcome to HTUK, JM icon_cheers

Confirm you have Yucca elephantipes "Jewel". Not as hardy as the type. (My old specimen was unprotected and unscathed from the "East Beast".) You should get away with a brief dry frost, say -2c but daytime freezes will ruin them unless you have facility to take them inside. As indicated earlier, wet soil and freezing conditions must be avoided.

If left to grow inside overwinter, there is a tendency for the leaves go lax and and you will lose the rigid sturdiness of leaf you now have.


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Post by Jmillar » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:11 pm

Long story short. Did not do very well with fleece cover in a plastic greenhouse over the winter. It was not even all that cold.
However just wondering what the dark green new shoots at base of plants are
I am leaving them outside this winter but will use the fleece if temperature really low.
Any advice would be welcome
Thanks


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