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Evergreen – Sun

Opuntia spp. Ht. 2"-6quot; Spread 4"-6"

o-PUN-tee-ah Spacing 2"-4"


HABIT: Yellow to red flowers in spring, red to purple edible fruit in fall.


CULTURE: Some have flat pads covered with tufts of spines, others have branches or central spiny limbs or barrels.


USES: Maintenance free spring flowers.


PROBLEMS: Spines can be a nuisance.


NOTES: Texas prickly pear is Opuntia lindheimeri. Opuntia imbricata is the native Cholla or Walking Stick.


Photo: courtesy Logan Garrett Smit





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