UACES Facebook Yucca


December 2012

QuestionI dug up a yucca plant in my yard and thought I was done with it. Now I have noticed a lot of small yucca plants beginning to sprout. How do I keep these plants from coming back up? I do not want any more yuccas.


AnswerYucca plants are tenacious and will re-sprout from any roots or crowns left in the ground. You can try digging up more of the plants and try to get as much of the underground portions as possible. Then be diligent in cutting them out as you see new sprouts. Spot spraying them with a Round-up product or a brush killer can also help, but you still need to monitor the area for a few years to make sure you have no surprise visitors.


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