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Old 03-23-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
Good luck if you think you are going to grow those outdoors around Denver.

Damage To Yucca Plants In Cold Weather
This links to types of Yucca trees that you won't see in Denver. Here are some growing at 26th and Monaco:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7546...uD2Dm9YQjg!2e0

And I've seen another type with thicker, longer leaves. Certain types do grow easily in Denver. I'm not sure why you don't see more of them though. Maybe because they grow so slowly, or might be considered dangerous? I've seen some Yucca trees for sale at a nursery that were probably 5' tall and they were expensive.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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I believe the exit ramp picture is actually Yucca rostrata. Which is definitely not native to Colorado, except maybe southern and western parts of the state. The fact that it is growing on the exit ramp is impressive, and proves that it is possible to grow it though. I would guess, that being the warmer part of the metro area might have something to do with it.
They are either yucca rostratas or thompsonianas.

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Yucca is a desert tree. I think it is weird to see palm trees unless there is a beach.
Can you imagine a Las Vegas without palm trees?

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Good luck if you think you are going to grow those outdoors around Denver.

Damage To Yucca Plants In Cold Weather
Yucca rostratas are all over Santa Fe, NM...which is a climate nearly identical to Denver's, maybe even a bit more on the cool side.

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I'm still trying to figure out how Cuba Cuba on Cherokee keeps those gorgeous banana palms going year round. They've gotta be 8 ft tall. I want them!
Believe it or not there are (non fruit producing) banana trees that can live in zone 5!
Basjoo Banana Tree - Cold Hardy Banana Tree for Sale | Fast Growing Trees

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