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 ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea 
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Post ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
It looks a bit beaten up by winter
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:41 am
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Difficult to see, need a more close up pic but it looks like Dracaena draco. I can just pick out a bulbous base.

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Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:58 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Thanks Andy,

There is one with two heads in the Backyard.

The one in the frontyard is always outside and doesnt get a lot of Sun. If it is a draco its pretty hardy
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:36 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
To me,Yucca aloifolia? Even Y.recurvifolia is possible.


Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:38 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Its not Aloifolia because the trunk is whitish and fat, like the one in the Backyard. Recurvifolia is hardy here and also these have different trunks.


They do remind me of this draco, both in color and leave and trunk
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:43 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Apparently there are lax leaf versions in the Canary's too

https://www.google.nl/maps/@28.5069802, ... 56!6m1!1e1


Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:20 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
I now think its either nolina nelsonii or longifolia. It has the same appearance and hardiness range.


Fri May 12, 2017 5:52 am
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Axel... I have both as mature specimens and if you think it is either I would go with Nolina Longifolia. Some pics
Nolina nelsoni plant and trunk

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I believe this is Nolina Longifolia and trunk

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Nolina Nelsoni has blue leaves and are displayed in an upright position whereas Nolina longifolia has very lax and undulating leaves.
Pics from that distance are difficult to visualise.

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Fri May 12, 2017 1:26 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Andy thanks, yes I believe that they (longifolia) have the same rough trunks with the old leafbases on them.
Dracaena have these typical smooth trunks. So for now I go for longifolia and it seems very hardy and no problems with wetness or snow so far.


Fri May 12, 2017 2:17 pm
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Post Re: ID of this yucca/dracaena/furcraea
Axel... Nolina longifolia is not that hardy zone 8 at best. Normal winters will not bother it but winters like December '10 here in UK would kill it and indeed did. Similarly your cold winter of '11/12 would kill a mature specimen. I got my plant from Germany in early 2013 and it was quite damaged :roll:
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