The Joshua Tree
Common Name: Joshua Tree
Scientific Name: Yucca Brevifolia
Height: up to 15 m
Span: up to 4 m
Growth Rate: 3 inches per year fo 1st 10 years, 1.5 inches per year thereafter
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun
ABP Index: 4.0 (Aesthetics 4.0, Solidarity 4.0)
The Joshua Tree is a native of the Mohave desert in USA and thrives in the altitudes of 400-1,800 m. This tree so captivates the heart that a National Park was set aside and named after it and a music album titled 'Joshua Tree' was written by the famous band U2.
The Joshua Tree is a Yucca and looks very similiar to the Dracena Draco. What's so facinating about this tree is that every single one of them have a very unique branch structure that twists in odd but architecturally beautiful directions. Some have so many leaves and branch structure that it looks like a hairy bush while others have very little leaves and branches and look like a chinese spear. Each branch would end with a bunch of dark green bayonet-shaped leaves that look like a ball of fur from far, blurring and teasing the crown of the tree. Very iconic. Very architecturally beautiful.
Joshua Tree Panicle (Flowers)
Joshua Trees at Joshua Tree National Park
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