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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Yucca aloifolia L.
aloe yucca
YUAL

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), PR (I), VI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Colonizing
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 20
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 15.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1280
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 75
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 276   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -1
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 15000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Low   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/17/2019 04:32 AM CDT