Sep 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Warning: Noob Gardener post!
We have a couple of Yuccas around the house – some of which have grown quite tall over the years.
Two of the plants (don't think they are the Yucca variety) are now bald on top – not sure what to do with these? Do we trim the top bit or do we trim the lower bits so the top can sprout again?
I am assuming with these (to my knowledge) we can just trim them where ever on the stalk and it will sprout/split at that point. Not sure what kind of shrub is better than these (which don't poke everyone walking past)???
Re: Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas2
Oct 02, 2020 10:56 am
I have both those types in my garden .the brown one has never gone bald like that. Maybe chop it. . The green ones Yukkas grow very tall and I'm thinking of taking them out . Watch though they have spiky ends. I notice alot of people in my area are doing the same .
Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas3
Oct 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Yukkas and agaves tend to grow out of control when planted inground. When we bought our house 12 yrs ago, there were mature yukkas and agaves planted in the front yard. Yukkas were about 2m tall and agaves about <1m diameter. When we did KDR 6 yrs ago, the yukkas had swelled doubled its height, same with the agaves. I swore I will not have yukkas in my garden from then on. The agaves i saved some in potts as they look good and hardy. I think you are better off planting trees that will either give you colourful leaves, fruits or flowers over the years, than a yukka plant that stays the same but grows humongous even with neglect.
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