Prickly Pear Cactus

​​Opuntia sp.

  • Family name: Cactaceae
  • Origin:  The Americas
  • Height: 4’ – 5’, Width: 6’
  • Full sun to partial shade, the most cold-tolerant of the lowland cactus, drought tolerant, likes well drained soil
  • Flat, rounded pads with two kinds of spines, flowers are yellow or red, edible fruit can be red, wine, green or yellow-orange
  • Spreading clumps with moderate growth

Prickly Pear Cactus

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