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Opuntia echinocarpa

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Opuntia echinocarpa
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Opuntia echinocarpa
Opuntia echinocarpa
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Opuntia echinocarpa

Species Name: Opuntia echinocarpa
Common Name: Golden Cholla

Beautiful native cactus with yellow flowers. Excellent for rock gardens or in containers.

Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Type: Cactus
Height by Width: 2-5' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to infrequent
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Green-Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry habitats from 1000-4200'

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