Yucca faxoniana is a large imposing plant which mainly grows in western Texas around the Sierra Blanca region and the bordering Mexican States of Coahuile and Chihuahua. Mainly the Big Bend Area, divided by the Rio Grande. Y.faxoniana plants can reach a height of 6-10 m. Sometimes Y.faxoniana branches out after flowering, forming two heads, growing close together.
Branched trunks are rarely seen but very impressive. The green leaves are 90-110 cm long and 5 cm in width, but in cultivation they can reach a length of 120-140 cm, forming a symmetrical head. The leaf margin has a brown line from which thin, almost non visible curled white filaments are growing. It is cold hardy from -18°C for longer periods to -23°C for short periods. Some plant importers and nurseries are offering Y.carnerosana from Mexico as Y.faxoniana from the high mountains of Texas, but there are a few differences, like size and filaments, but above all Y.faxoniana is really more frost resistant.