17 YEARS of TROPICAL AND DESERT PLANTS
just up 421 from the trunked ones
Posted by Don on July 5, 2016, 11:38 am
was riding 421 in the sandhills north of wilmington and snapped these photos of yuccas just outside the trunked 421 pale blue range. This swarm along the highway for miles must have started with domesticates (stroe bought) plants bu thas morphed into a lot of interesting yuccas. Note that for some odd reason there are none of the regular concavas native to this area along about 10 miles of highway.
Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 6, 2016, 9:08 pm, in reply to "just up 421 from the trunked ones"
Nice find Don. That one Yucca sure had a lot of seed pods.........I guess no beetles in this area.
Posted by Don on July 8, 2016, 12:37 pm, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
We don't have beetles here that I know of. Florida Leaf footed bugs will destroy the flowers though. The worst thing we have is agave snout weevil but it is spotty in distribution. I can harvest a mess of the seed pods as soon as they brown if you can use some. Can also get the good concava seed from near Carolina Beach.
Posted by Eckhard on July 23, 2016, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
Hello Don, I'm Eckhard from Germany and also a big fan of Yucca and Co. If possible I would like to receive seeds of these Yucca as well as from the concava ones. I'm always looking for hardy Yuccas to be propagated in Europe. If you send me your data I will transfer the shopping costs to you. Regards Eckhard
Posted by Don on July 26, 2016, 2:55 pm, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
I will stop by in a few weeks when they are ripe and collect the seeds. I have a lot of aloifolia fruit also this year but it will be almost winter before the purple mushy fruit dry up. Contact me at abborean@aol with contact information and I'll gladly send seed to any of ya'll.
Posted by Tim MA z6 on July 9, 2016, 5:18 pm, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
Thanks for the offer Don, but my yard is packed. I have lots of hybrid Yucca seed if want to try 😎
Posted by Don on July 5, 2016, 11:41 am, in reply to "just up 421 from the trunked ones"
the second pic is closer to the trunked ones and has the weird peanut shaped fruit of the regular 421s. Both plants pictured have abundant filaments and are bluish. Once you get over the Pender County line a couple of miles the yuccas are yellow green and completely recumbent.
Posted by Benny M. Jensen on July 20, 2016, 1:50 am, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
Don! Thanks for the presentation. This is very interesting with those variable Yucca you have found. Benny
Posted by Don on July 26, 2016, 2:58 pm, in reply to "Re: just up 421 from the trunked ones"
thanks Benny. I was quite excited when I saw the first fruits shaped like peanuts. I jumped out of my truck only to discover that they were very upright filimentosa or an x of it. Had hoped they were the trunked 421s which rarely fruit. Am guessing that the moths aren't interested in 421 (recurvifolia?) flowers because they bloom even before filimentosa.
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