This is growing at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
attractive pair in southern California
Sends up a new underground shoot every couple of years. Hasn't bloomed for me yet.
tallest one here in Huntington Gardens, southern California is over 12'..
very nice specimen in private garden, southern California
blooming at bottom of plant... flowers also from at top of plant, and occasionally in the middle. Spring, southern California
Lotusland, California, with Cleistocactus hyalacanthus in background
Growing in zone 9b, full sun
At the Wallace Desert Gardens in Scottsdale, Arizona. Zone 9b
The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Ann's 'Old Man of the Andes' cactui in her Drury garden, Auckland, New Zealand
Another of Ann's taller 'Old Man of the Andes' cacti
A closer view
may, southern California