From California and Nevada, this medium-sized yucca has rigid, channeled leaves that tend to have shredding margins when mature. This species seems to be bipolar in terms of its botanical stature, because the plants growing in the California deserts are extremely slow growing and gnarled gray-green plants, while the plants in the southern California mountains tend to be light green and relatively fast growing. The flowers are white and held in roughly conical panicles. This winter-growing species can have problems during the summer rains in Arizona, but it is extremely hardy to frost. These plants are seedlings in 2-gallon pots.