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Opuntia imbricata

Tree Cholla

Tree Cholla

Exposure

  • Sun

Rusticity

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • July
  • August

  • Perennial cactus
  • Deer resistant
  • Drought resistant
  • Beautiful ground cover
  • Large 2.5 inches flowers

Robust cactus, 2.5 inch pink-purple flowers in summer attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Ideal for rockeries and desert gardens. Full sun, resistant and adaptable.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
- cm
Height
- cm
Spacing
30 - 36 in.
Spread
24 - 36 in.
Height
36 - 72 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Bushy

Flowering colours:

  • Pink
  • Violet

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Low. Water only when the soil is completely dry.

Maintenance:

  • Winter protection

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil
  • Sandy

Features

Resistance:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Drought

Attract:

  • Bees
  • Hummingbirds

Use:

  • Desert garden
  • succulent gardens
  • rockery
  • Mediterranean garden

Attribute:

  • Winter hardy

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