Yucca brevifolia is native to the states of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California. It occurs on desert flats and slopes, and is most abundant in the Mojave Desert between 400-1800 m. Well known is the popular Joshua Tree National Park were the oldest Y. brevifolia is about 300 years of age. But Joshua trees have an average life span of 150-200 years. Y.brevifolia is not easily mixed up with other yucca's, but most of our visitors think that the branched Y.thomposoniana from Texas is a Joshua tree. The Y.brevifolia tolerates European wet climates down to -14°C but in dry climates it can take -23°C. Older plants are difficult to transplant.