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PlantFiles: Garambullo
Myrtillocactus schenckii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Myrtillocactus (mir-til-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: schenckii (SHENK-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cereus schenckii

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Category:
Trees
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
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
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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On Jul 20, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Another common name for this plant is "Vichishovo"

Positive palmbob On Nov 10, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Less branched than other species in genus, but taller, candelabra-like habit

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Yuma, Arizona



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