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Pachycereus weberi

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachycereus (pak-ee-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: weberi (WEB-er-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cereus weberi
Synonym:Lemaireocereus weberi
Synonym:Ritterocereus weberi
Synonym:Stenocereus weberi
Synonym:Pachycereus grandis var. gigas

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Cactus and Succulents

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Xenomorf On Aug 2, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Additional synonyms are Pachycereus gigas & Cereus candelabrum.
The flowers bloom at night which makes this another night-blooming Cereus.
The older and larger plant will tolerate a little frost, but the younger plant should have protection.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona

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