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Old 03-15-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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Pretty neat to see more of these yucca trees popping up around town. They seem to do well.

Harlan exit ramp and I-70



A few palms in Westminster, not sure how/if they are still holding up

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Yucca is a desert tree. I think it is weird to see palm trees unless there is a beach.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: East Denver
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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!
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:59 AM
 
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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!
What part of town is that in? I would like to see that.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: East Denver
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Oh, I was mistaken, they're on Delaware, not Cherokee. 1173 Delaware St. Here's their web site:
http://www.cubacubacafe.com
They also make fantastic caipirinhas.

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Old 03-17-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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The Yucca plants are really cool to me. If they do well surviving here, I don't see why they aren't planted more often.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The Yucca plants are really cool to me. If they do well surviving here, I don't see why they aren't planted more often.
Yucca grows naturally all over the place. There's plenty of it around Aurora Reservoir and Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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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
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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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
There are dozens of species of plants in the Yucca family. The tall trees you see in a place like Joshua Tree will not survive in Colorado, but Yucca glauca is native to the Great Plains and grows quite well here.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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There are dozens of species of plants in the Yucca family. The tall trees you see in a place like Joshua Tree will not survive in Colorado, but Yucca glauca is native to the Great Plains and grows quite well here.
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.
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