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Yucca aloifolia L. var. crenulata

For a description of the species see Yucca aloifolia L. Crenulata is described by Johnson’s Dictionary as a frost-hardy succulent with scalloped leaves and white and green flowers, growing to 60cm [JD]. It is a variety of Y. aloifolia with somewhat scalloped leaves. Haworth gave specific names to a number of naturally occurring forms of Y. aloifolia.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Recognised as a distinct species by Haworth and described in Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum in 1819 [Suppl. Pl. Succ. p.33/1819]. Yucca aloifolia f. crenulata (Haw.) Voss [Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, vol.1, 1055/1895] is an accepted name today.

Introduced to Britain under this name in 1818.  [JD]. 


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.454/1850].  It was probably obtained from Loddiges’ nursery.  It was included among desiderata in a letter dated 16th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.147]. 



Published Jan 22, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Last updated Feb 06, 2012 - 05:30 PM

Family Agavaceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Yucca crenulata Haw.


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Yucca crenulata 


Confidence level high