Color Guard Yucca Overview
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Color Guard Yucca

As low as $35.96
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Highly Decorative and Hardy Yucca Variety

  • Allergy Free
  • Drought, Heat and Humidity Tolerant
  • Adaptive to a Variety of Conditions
  • Deer and Rabbit Resistant

Color Guard Yucca, Yucca filamentosa 'Color Gard', is an ornamental shrub renowned for its variegated foliage. One would look terrific in your rock garden, planted amid your formal perennial beds, or even in a container on your back patio.

Your Color Guard Yucca is one of the most decorative Yucca varieties you will ever find! Each long, pointed leaf reaches up-and-out from the mounded center in a dramatic pose of self-assurance. The foliage will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden with its vivid coloring that remains striking in every season.

Every individual leaf is bordered by vibrant green in spring and summer, with a central line of bright yellow running down the center. Strong stems will shoot up from your Color Guard Yucca in mid-summer, holding aloft 3-inch white, floral bells that dangle delicately there for your additional enjoyment...and will certainly delight your hummingbirds as well!

As the weather turns colder, your brilliant yellow stripes will transition to a red blush with hints of light pink on the foliage edges. Throughout the year, tiny hair-like frills accent the foliage edges as well, just another decorative addition to add texture to the overall effect.

Color Guard has a clumping form with an upright, rounded nature. It's an incredibly hardy plant. It manages well with drought, heat, humidity, wind, etc...and even your deer and bunnies will leave it alone. You can grow it in partial shade, but it reaches its full potential in bright sun.

The Yucca is such an amazing plant, and Color Guard is one of the best varieties. It has it all—a hardy nature and vibrant color year-round. It's even allergy free! Overall, Color Guard Yucca is a highly decorative and low maintenance shrub for your yard. You can't go wrong with a Color Guard Yucca in your yard this year!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Color Guard Yucca Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-10
Growing Zones 4-10
More Information
Botanical Name Yucca filamentosa 'Color Gard'
Foliage Variegated
Mature Height 20 inches
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Soil Type Sandy, Loam
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Creamy, White