Yucca brevifolia is a monocotyledonous tree from the Yucca genus. Since this species of Yucca exhibits tree-like growth, the species goes by the following common names: Joshua Tree, Yucca Palm, Tree Yucca, and Palm Tree Yucca. Joshua tree is native to the arid southwestern United States, specifically California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
Joshua trees are fast growers for the desert. Yucca brevifolia can grow up to 3 inches a year for the first 10 years. Once mature, Joshua trees bloom between February and late April. Joshua trees typically do not branch until after they have bloomed for the first time.
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