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Opuntia littoralis

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Opuntia littoralis

Species Name: Opuntia littoralis
Common Name: Prickly Pear

Found throughout the coastal areas of Los Angeles County. The fruits are edible. Makes a great barrier!

Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Type: Cactus
Height by Width: 3' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low and spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 1,200'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South Coast, Southern Penisular Range, Channel Islands, to Mexico
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage, Chaparral

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