Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 10b
‘Color Guard’ yucca is a striking addition to any garden. Evergreen, sword-shaped, variegated leaves have creamy yellow centers with deep green edges. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, and is great for low-maintenance plantings. In midsummer a 5- to 6-foot-tall flower spike appears with fragrant white flowers. ‘Color Guard’ is great for borders, pots, and rock gardens.
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Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 24 to 36 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   North American Native, Bold Texture-Shape
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Attracts:   Hummingbirds
Garden Ideas:   
Waterwise, Contemporary, Urban Minimalist
Flower features:    Fragrant, Large Flowers
Fragrant white flowers on a 5-6 foot spike that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Variegated
Sword-shaped and pointed; creamy yellow center with deep green edges
Landscape Uses:    Barrier, Beds
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Color Guard’ Yucca is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 24 to 36 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   3-4 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Low
Soil Types:      Tolerates dry soil   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 10b

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