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PlantFiles: Crested Hedge Cactus
Cereus hildmannianus subsp. uruguayanus 'Cristate'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cereus (KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: hildmannianus subsp. uruguayanus
Cultivar: Cristate

Synonym:Cereus hildmannianus subsp. uruguayanus f. cristate
Synonym:Cereus uruguayanus f. cristate
Synonym:Cereus peruvianus f. cristate (misapplied)

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral DracoVolans On Aug 17, 2009, DracoVolans from Crestline, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I'm not certain, but I think this one is growing in my Mother-In-Law's cactus garden. I've been trying to identify her plants for her because she doesn't know what most of them are- she just plants 'em because they're pretty and sometimes forgets about the poor things! Anyway, hers are a good five feet high, unlike the tag that says they only get to three... Maybe hers is just happy where it is? I'll see about getting a piece of it and try to grow one myself. :)

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Santa Monica, California
Valley Village, California



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