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Cylindropuntia (Opuntia) imbricata


Cylindropuntia imbricata is an extremely hardy and ornamental cholla cactus from the US and Mexico forming small, branched trees.

Cylindropuntia (Opuntia) imbricata is an extremely hardy and ornamental cholla cactus from the US and Mexico. The large, pink to purple flowers are 2.5” wide and will become a quick favourite of butterflies and hummingbirds. On the west coast, provide sharp 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. The photo is of a specimen growing in Osoyoos, BC.

Common Name: Tree Cholla

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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