Yucca treculeana from Cactus King
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 10:14 am
I grew this before I got the palm bug years ago. I tried Y.treuleana, Y.carnerosana, Y.torreyi and Y.faxoniana. Most rare for sale and uncommon in the East and dislikes winter moisture seen here. Although all failed because I wasnt aware of their needs at the time I did have some success with Y. torreyi. Those most attractive of the western giants was Y. carnerosana. A man stopped at my yard once and said I love your cabbage palm, I've seen those in Florida. Cactus King has unbelievable walk in prices and offers Online Shopping. https://www.thecactusking.com/
Vortex vs desert yuccas
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 10:26 am, in reply to "Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
An inspection of Y.elata and Y.rostrata is showing a little stress as are rhododendrens and other hardy evergreen bushes and plants but all will live. Vortex 1 not only took out all the big palms here it also took out a 15 year old bull Needle Palm and a 12 year old Y.elata. The Y.elata sent up pups and they have had unbelievable growth. I sent one to Terry-NJ and I think his is doing well also. Sadly, many plants cant withstand Vortex weather during long durations. Thankful this latest one has moved on.
Re: Vortex vs desert yuccas
Posted by David VA on January 8, 2018, 11:30 am, in reply to "Vortex vs desert yuccas"
We may have to wait months to see the full effect of this Arctic event since the damage isn't always revealed immediately. I took a quick walk around the yard yesterday to look at the Sabal minor after Fred posted his photos. The fronds look similar to his Med Fan Palm. I may have some damage on it then. My two small Needles look better. We'll probably see some ugly leaves on the camellias come March. My ligustrums may not look real good by then also. As long as the buds are undamaged, they will recover by mid May. All this assumes we won't have any further super nasty cold. I guess we'll see.
Re: Yucca treculeana from Cactus King
Posted by Fred SC on January 8, 2018, 12:13 pm, in reply to "Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Wow, Rob, that is impressive. REminds me of the Yucca I saw along the street in Sanderson, TX some years ago. speaking of vortex. I happened to go around the side of the house and my Opuntia gomei 'Old Mexico' is 90 percent burned, scalded weeping over and ruined. I hope to save the bottom part of the trunk and regrow again. Also the Med Fan is about totally browned out! One of my Trachys has some very dark, look damaged, fronds near the bottom.,top all look ok. Never sen this before!
Posted by Fred SC on January 8, 2018, 12:15 pm, in reply to "Vortex vs desert yuccas"
Besides the Opuntia and MEd Fan I notice the Aloe saponaria has all tips burned. The one against the house is ok. All these plants are considered marginal and now I understand why, LOL.
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 1:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Thanks Fred, I havent checked on my 7g Med Fan yet I hope it lived! Id like to take a trip out to the Big Bend area where you visited. bucket list best wishes for your Opuntia gomei
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Re: Vortex vs desert yuccas"
I will report on mine soon. Thanks
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 1:31 pm, in reply to "Re: Vortex vs desert yuccas"
Good post, Thanks David. My sabal minors always burned and defoliated after a year or so in the ground and then they would harden off and I guess I have been lucky, The vortex have not hurt them. I had a ligustrum that grew well and used it to shelter a young windmill years ago from the north wind. It grew right along with the windmill palm but the 2003 year of -8F lows (twice in one month) killed it. I was surprised but I guess its not 6a hardy. If they are, it was still too much for it! Thanks!
Posted by C in NC on January 8, 2018, 5:40 pm, in reply to "Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Rob Cactus King looks interesting. What have you gotten from them? Thanks for the info. Is that your tree in your photo? wow
Posted by C in NC on January 8, 2018, 5:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Also, where is good on line place for yuccas?
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 8, 2018, 7:22 pm, in reply to "Re: Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Thanks C , I worded that differently it seems, No that is a Cactus King photo and I like arid plants a lot. Yucca do was my main-stay but they are gone now. Looks like I will be ordering from Cactus King since they mail order. If ever in San Antonio, Kactus Korral nursery is so popular, tour buses stop there! Id love to bust that place wide open. bucket list Gotta love hardy yucca z5 Y.rostrata - - - great to hear from you friend!
Posted by Terry SE KY Harlan Co. on January 8, 2018, 8:19 pm, in reply to "Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
Those are so neat! Too wet probably in Harlan...unless one could grow on a rocky hillside here.
those desert yucca for the upper south
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 9, 2018, 8:17 pm, in reply to "Re: Yucca treculeana from Cactus King"
We would have to plant Y elata or Y rostrata (or) rostrata x blue sapphire, the hardiest form of rostrata but Elata is super hardy also Never to wet Terry. Hardy to zone 5 It would need planted in fast draining soil and on a berm like grade. Yucca Rostrata x blue sapphires is what Im growing and no problems. i will post a pic of it soon but until then , they look like this, some bluer than others. (2 pics) Regular x blue sapphire Palmitas
Re: those desert yucca for the upper south
Posted by Terry SE KY Harlan Co. on January 9, 2018, 8:20 pm, in reply to "those desert yucca for the upper south"
Dang those are neat. I definitely want to try one Rob
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on January 12, 2018, 12:23 pm, in reply to "Re: those desert yucca for the upper south"
I got mine from a nearby garden center about 4 years ago. You never know where you might find one. A major garden center in a moderate sized town would be a start.
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