I have several tall yuccas that I have grown for shade protection for my shade lovlng plants. As I live in a retirement village, we are only permitted to have plants that grow only to gutter height, any bigger and they need to be trimmed. I am wondering if I was to cut the centre out of the yucca top would that stunt the growth? I have trimmed the lower leaves and side shoots off as they have grown and therefore have the trunks exposed.
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It will likely not stunt growth, but it will slow it some. It does not hurt to top them once they become too tall. This article may also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/yucca/yucca-plants-care-and-pruning-tips-for-pruning-a-yucca.htm