Tree Cholla

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Tree Cholla

Cylindropuntia imbricata
Walking Stick Cholla, Cane Cactus
4

10 feet
3

6 feet
Southwestern U.S. and Mexico; a Texas native
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Full sun. An evergreen, woody-trunked tree cactus with thick spiny stems and abundant magenta-colored flowers. It makes a strong focal point in a cactus garden. Tree cholla can be found at nurseries, but is also common as a pass-along plant, as it is very easy to grow. (If cuttings are used, allow them to callous over before re-planting.)

Maintenance

None required, but be prepared for occasional shaping if grown as a tree; it needs excellent drainage and plenty of room. The litter is spiny.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
4-10' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Birds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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