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Cylindropuntia spinosior

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cylindropuntia (sil-in-drop-UN-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: spinosior

Synonym:Opuntia spinosior
Synonym:Opuntia whipplei var. spinosior

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Pink
Bright Yellow
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Succulent

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:
Non-patented

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Beaters On Jan 4, 2010, Beaters from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

This plant grows well in metro Phoenix at an elevation of 1000 feet. We grow it now in a south facing alley where it enhances our home security as well as our landscaping appearance.

Positive Xenomorf On Nov 30, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

I've seen these growing in the wild on the West Ruby Road Trail in Arizona (South of Tucson), off of Interstate 19 through to Ruby, AZ and on to Arivaca, AZ.
Also seen it near Oracle Junction, AZ

Regional...

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

Arivaca, Arizona
Gilbert, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Rio Rico, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Young, Arizona
San Diego, California
Grand Junction, Colorado
Roswell, New Mexico
Clayton, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
New Ellenton, South Carolina
Dripping Springs, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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