Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa 'Hi Ho Silver' is a spectacular selection of the buckhorn tree cholla with glistening, silver-white spines.
Cylindropuntia (syn. Opuntia) acanthocarpa 'Hi Ho Silver' is a spectacular selection of the buckhorn tree cholla with glistening, silver-white spines that make a stunning display especially when backlit by early morning or late evening light. The upright branching stems are about two inches wide. Flowers are edible and red. Plants can reach 4-5 feet tall. Hardy to about zone 6b. On the West Coast, provide sharp winter drainage and protection from winter rain -- scree gardens or under overhangs of the house both work well. Elsewhere they can be planted out in the open but always in sharp drainage.
Common Name: Buckhorn Cholla
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry
Stem Colour: White
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Mojave, Sonoran, and Colorado Deserts.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.