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Opuntia imbricata
Common Name: Tree Cholla Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Opuntia imbricata

This 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. Provide sharp drainage and protection from winter rain -- scree gardens or under overhangs of the house both work well.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Dry  Stem ColourGreen 
Hardiness Zone5-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Sedum "'Blade Runner'"
Sedum palmeri "DJH 420B"
Helictotrichon sempervirens

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