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Post by DesertZone » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:35 pm

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Post by DesertZone » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:27 pm

Some cold damage

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Post by lucky1 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:34 pm

Hey, Aaron, was it cold damage or snowmelt in the crown?
Have you ever put a snow protection cover on it?

Each year it's getting more and more hardy. :D
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:19 am

lucky1 wrote:Hey, Aaron, was it cold damage or snowmelt in the crown?
Have you ever put a snow protection cover on it?

Each year it's getting more and more hardy. :D
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It was cold damage, the center was fine but the outer leave were burnt. I did protect it when it was young, but not sence it has grown. Last winter stayed cold for to long and did much damge here. I lost several yucca, wished I coverd them all. :roll: The nice thing about it is I am weeding out the weak. :lol:
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Post by Cowtown Palm Society » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:23 am

Hi Aaron,

It's kinda weird that rostrata would struggle in your neck of the woods, especially given your successes with brevifolia. It's hard to tell from photos, but the leaves on this specimen look more rigid (pun intended) than what I have seen on rostrata. Could this plant be the less hardy y. rigida? Could this also be the case for the one you lost this winter? Just a theory....

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Post by DesertZone » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:23 am

PS. I have posted more than one rostrata here, the two headed one is by the house and the other has the burn. I decided to make this my offical rostrata yucca page. :lol:
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:34 am

Cowtown Palm Society wrote:Hi Aaron,

It's kinda weird that rostrata would struggle in your neck of the woods, especially given your successes with brevifolia. It's hard to tell from photos, but the leaves on this specimen look more rigid (pun intended) than what I have seen on rostrata. Could this plant be the less hardy y. rigida? Could this also be the case for the one you lost this winter? Just a theory....

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Hi Duncan,
That rostrata is a form with thin straight leaves but flexibale to the touch. :wink: We had a warm fall and things kept growing late into the season, and then without warning we got very cold fast -0f in November. Then I think what did most things in was our cool/cold spring that never warmed up. I think these to thing is what killed and burnt so many of my plants this year.
PS. I also lost my desert-willow this year. :(
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Post by lucky1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:13 pm

Aaron,
wished I coverd them all
Yup, I feel for you, you loved those yuccas so much.
And the willow... :cry: :cry:

I get so mad at myself 'coz hindsight is 20/20 :|

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Post by DesertZone » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Thanks Barb. :)
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Post by TimMAz6 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:09 pm

Nice Yucca for zone 5b!! I agree with Duncan.....your 'rostrata' does not appear to be 'typical'. My gut was telling me it's a Yucca linearfolia which looks very closely like a Y. rostrata. Does your 'rostrata' have a serrated leaf edge?

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Post by DesertZone » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:06 pm

TimMAz6 wrote:Nice Yucca for zone 5b!! I agree with Duncan.....your 'rostrata' does not appear to be 'typical'. My gut was telling me it's a Yucca linearfolia which looks very closely like a Y. rostrata. Does your 'rostrata' have a serrated leaf edge?
It could be, but is different than the linearfolia I had that was not hardy. I will check on the leaves but I'm sure it has serrated leaves. :D
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Post by DesertZone » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:09 pm

Up date on my two best rostratas.

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and my double trunked
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Post by TimMAz6 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:40 pm

very nice rostratas. I just took a photo of a Yucca filamentosa x rostrata. I hope these will tolerate more cold and moisture than Y. rostrata. This was seed grown from Denmark (Benny).
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Post by DesertZone » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:44 pm

I'm amazed at all the cross yuccas you have, very, very cool. 8)

Have you ever heard of a brevifolia cross? I thought I did once, but then later heard it could not be done? :|
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Post by DesertZone » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:47 pm

I have noticed that my rostratas have thinner leaves than the others I have seen. My seed source came from a person in El paso. :|
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:53 am

It's very interesting to hear your rostratas were seed grown from El Paso. Perhaps the seed is hybrid with another Yucca such as elata or another narrow leaf Yucca. It will be interesting to see your rostratas mature.......perhaps we can find out which, if any, Yucca may be involved. Someone from El Paso sent me some rupicola seed and it's clearly a hybrid since the leaves are 'U' shaped. Keep us posted on your rostratas.

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Post by hardyjim » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:05 am

Nice ones guys-

mine is looking happier and healthier every year as well as gaining cold hardiness!
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Post by DesertZone » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:19 am

TimMAz6 wrote:It's very interesting to hear your rostratas were seed grown from El Paso. Perhaps the seed is hybrid with another Yucca such as elata or another narrow leaf Yucca. It will be interesting to see your rostratas mature.......perhaps we can find out which, if any, Yucca may be involved. Someone from El Paso sent me some rupicola seed and it's clearly a hybrid since the leaves are 'U' shaped. Keep us posted on your rostratas.
I thought my rostrata was an elata when I planted it until it got bigger and I noticed trates of rostrata instead of elata (no threads and no white lined leaves). But when it was younger I could have sworn it was elata. :lol:
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:14 pm

one way to ID Y. rostrata is that the leaf edge may have tiny serrations, predominantly along the part of the leaf closest to the trunk. Do your seed grown rostratas have these tiny serrations? Also, the leaf edge is yellowish. If you have time please post some close up photos of your 'rostrata' plants/leaves.
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Post by lucky1 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:19 pm

This little yucca has no serrations and a thin white stripe on leaf edges, and lots of filaments. Lost tag, but think it said Joshua Tree.
Lousy image (it was windy) but white stripe is evident on one clearly seen leaf.
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This little yucca rostrata "sapphire skies" does have the tiny serrations (ouch), even though they're not even noticeable close up.
And a thin band of yellow on each leaf edge .
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And until last winter, this next one was a real big beauty.
Looks like it'll be totally dead by the end of summer. :( :(
Not growing in the center either now.
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:58 am

Photo #1 sure looks to be a Y. elata or perhaps Y. baileyi, angustissima, or a form of glauca.

Photo#2 sure looks like a Y. rostrata.

Photo#3 does not look like the typical Y. rostrata. The leaves appear to be more "U" shaped than rostrata. I would guess it's Y. rigida or the intermediate form between Y. rigida and Y. rostrata aka Y. rostrata v rigida which is available in the market. Yucca rigida is a good zone less hardy than rostrata and may explain why your having difficulties growin it.

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Post by lucky1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:12 am

Tim, thanks for jogging my memory.

It sure is sad to see the big one (3rd pic) in a death spiral, with nothing I can do.
I don't even want to stress it by potting it up.
What would you do?

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Post by TimMAz6 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:16 am

I have a Yucca pallida doing the same (dieing off). I've seen this occur before and sometimes a new offshoot will emerge from the underground roots. Hopefully this will happen with your Yucca. I wouldn't dig it up this time of year. However you may want to give it some winter protection since it may be a Yucca rigida (ie. construct a mini greenhouse around it come November.

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Post by DesertZone » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:17 pm

TimMAz6 wrote:one way to ID Y. rostrata is that the leaf edge may have tiny serrations, predominantly along the part of the leaf closest to the trunk. Do your seed grown rostratas have these tiny serrations? Also, the leaf edge is yellowish. If you have time please post some close up photos of your 'rostrata' plants/leaves.
I checked it the other day and it has smooth leaf egdes. :shock: I thought I cheched for this in the past but must not have. But has the typical light yellowish egdes. I could post a pic but it is so windy here I don't think it will show. It looks just like rostrata. I will post a pic later. :wink:
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Post by TimMAz6 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:20 am

Hi Aaron,

Some Y. rostratas have little to no serrations along the leaf margin, so your Yucca may still be a rostrata. Please post some photos when you have a chance.

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Post by DesertZone » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:24 pm

Here's a pic Tim. :D

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Post by TimMAz6 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:35 pm

sure looks like Y. rostrata. Based on that photo I see no reason to think it's anything but Y. rostrata.
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Post by lucky1 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:54 pm

The thin yellow edge proves it...rostrata.
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Post by DesertZone » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:55 pm

Thanks you guys. :D
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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:06 pm

I was watering my newly planted y. rostrata`s 3 gal. and noticed that there was a two header Y.rostrata.I googled two head Y. rostrata and the #1 hit came up with our site and Aaron`s pics. So here are some pics of some Y.rostrata small 3 gal. I hope they the grow as good as previous Aaron`s pics in Idaho.Two separate plants?
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Post by DesertZone » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:29 pm

Those look good John, can't wait to see them grow over the years. :D

I can see that mine are looking worse as the weather warms. :x These pics are from march.
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and my #2
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They look bad but sure they will pull through. :wink:
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Post by DesertZone » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:53 pm

Here is a pic of rostrata #2 in April, looking worse and has some rot on smaller crown.

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Post by DesertZone » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:57 pm

And just so people can see how damaging that early cold spell was, a pic of filimentosa in march and now in April.

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:42 pm

Aaron I hope they make it. Did you use any protection? I`m going to protect mine till they get a little older.

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Post by DesertZone » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:55 am

Okanagan desert-palms wrote:Aaron I hope they make it. Did you use any protection? I`m going to protect mine till they get a little older.

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I did not give them any protection, but they both should pull through if we get some warmer weather. :D

Interesting how a plant will look good all winter then by late spring look like crap.
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Post by lucky1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:35 pm

Interesting how a plant will look good all winter then by late spring look like crap
Then there are some palms that take 2 years to die... :x
Hope your stuff bounces back like crazy, Aaron.
They're such nice specimens.

John, those look great there!
What a great planting site.

I've got a 2-headed yucca rostrata too (one of 4 planted out last month).
Doesn't look as strong as the others.
I also wondered whether it was two plants when I got my order, but seemed to be one plant.
Here it is today:

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Here are the other three that look like they're taking off:

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I watered them all with compost "sludge" last week.

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Looking good Barb. Interesting red leaf bases to a couple of your Y. rostrata. I looked at mine a little closer and no red on them. Must be a little different species than mine. Should be interesting to see all them progress this year.


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Post by lucky1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:19 am

Yes, the red is most distinctive on the two-headed one, although the others have a hint of it too.

Remember what they looked like when I got them from PDN in North Carolina?
Jim quipped that they had packed red wiggler worms into the roots. :lol: :lol:

The two-header is 4th from left, definitely smaller than the rest.
But it's clear that it is one plant.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/2636882322/" title="DSC01429 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/263 ... 882b06.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01429"></a>

Yours are way ahead of mine...bet they're all waiting for real heat to happen. :roll:

Barb
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Post by DesertZone » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:43 am

Those look real nice Barb. :D
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