Yuccas can be found over much of North America, and the architectural assertiveness of their strong, sword-like blades is prized by gardeners. Each year, stout leafless stems bear large clusters of waxy, alabaster-colored floral pendants. Needing little or no maintenance and thriving best in sharp draining soil, these rugged evergreen plants will not complain where summers are hot or humid, or long and dry.
Considered one of the most attractive variegated Yuccas, this Japanese cultivar’s stiff spiky foliage comprises a mesmerizing close-set evergreen rosette. Achieving an added luster when long, curly white margin fibers seem to capture the moonlight, each spine-tipped leaf is etched by celadon green margins and a bold, creamy-gold central stripe, which becomes brighter in midsummer, but blushes with a rosy coloration most of the year. ‘Color Guard’s grand silhouette can stand alone, be juxtaposed with Plectranthus ‘Longwood Silver’s soft felted foliage or be planted en masse.
Size: 3' 0" – 6' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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