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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    February 25, 2011
    Certified Expert

    Whether you cut back the mature yucca is up to you. They do not need it, but it will not hurt them.

    In terms of the retaining wall, there is a chance that the roots could damage the wall in future. It really just depends on how much space the roots have. Walls and foundations are no different than pots to a plant. If the plant runs out of room for the roots to grow, it will push against the walls of its containment, be it a pot or a wall, and try to make room. You may want to dig a small hole on the yucca side of the wall once a year or so to check if the roots have reached it yet. If they have, you can try root pruning the plant to control the roots.

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