Cylindropuntia (syn. Opuntia) 'Golden Lion' is a natural hybrid cholla covered in golden spines with pea green flowers.
Cylindropuntia (syn. Opuntia) 'Golden Lion' is a naturally occurring hybrid between C. davisii and C. kleinii found in the Davis Mountains of western Texas. It grows as a short, branching, cholla-like shrub to about three feet tall covered in golden spines. The flowers are pea green aging to yellow. Hardy to zone 5, possibly colder. 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: Cholla
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry
Stem Colour: White
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Davis Mountains of western Texas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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