Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Upright Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’
Carefree, vertical growth habit. Both heat and shade tolerant, it will thrive in morning sun, with afternoon shade. Exceptional shiny, dark green foliage. A really care-free, durable evergreen shrub.

6-10' tall x 4-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Yewtopia® Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia Yewtopia®
Vase-shaped evergreen shrub with dark green foliage. It is heat and drought tolerant and grows well in the shade. Perfect for growing beneath large shade trees or in shady beds and borders. Requires little to no maintenance.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Brakelights® Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Perpa’ PP21729
An improved version of red yucca with the flowers being bright red. Plant in mass for a dramatic effect in xeriscapes and water wise gardens. Requires little maintenance when established. Heat and drought tolerant.

2-3' tall x 3' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Soft Leaf Yucca

Yucca pendula
Leaves are 2–3′ long, 2″ wide and a beautiful deep green. Leaf tips bend to the touch and are not dangerous. Clusters of white flowers above the foliage in summer. An excellent accent is useful around pools. Heat and drought tolerant.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora
Heat and drought tolerant clumping plant with tubular red flowers on spikes above the foliage in summer. Requires little maintenance when established. Texas native. Nice effect when planted in groups.

4' tall x 4' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF

Spanish Bayonet

Yucca aloifolia
An erect, but spreading Yucca with stiff foliage and a sharp point. Excellent background plant. Produces a showy white flower cluster in summer. Heat and drought tolerant.

5-10' tall x 5-10' wide

Full sun

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Color Guard Yucca

Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
A variegated evergreen yucca with creamy yellow and light green foliage. Foliage is stiff with a great textural effect for the landscape. Good for low maintenance landscapes and requires little water.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun

Zone 4 / Hardy to -20ºF

Yellow Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora
Heat and drought tolerant clumping plant with tubular yellow flowers on spikes above the foliage in summer. Requires little maintenance when established. Texas native. Nice effect when planted in groups.

4' tall x 4' wide

Full sun

Zone 5 / Hardy to -10ºF